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Address: Shandon, Cork, Ireland
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Nice to go in, the man from the museum is lovely, You can watch a movie it tells you about the history of the butter. Inside there are also many things to watch concerning the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2011
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Waterloo, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

We were actually excited about going to the butter museum, but were disappointed. The person who took our money barely acknowledged us, which is a rare thing in Ireland. There was a movie to watch at the beginning of the tour, which desperately needs to be updated. And the entire "museum" is just a few small rooms. Wish I had... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

This is the quirkiest and the most surprising museum I ever had a chance to step into. We fist thought about going there as a little joke as our book guide wasn't very encouraging. I went there with my Mum who don't speak English and the gentleman at the entrance proposed us to have the film in the right language... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

Nice to go in, the man from the museum is lovely, You can watch a movie it tells you about the history of the butter. Inside there are also many things to watch concerning the butter.

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1 Thank tom s
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2011

We liked viewing all the antique churns. The cafe near the museum had great sandwiches

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odearest
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2011

We visited on Monday August 29 and found our guide at reception to be very informative and welcoming, he was able to answer questions about Cork in general, not specifically related to the museum. The museum itself is very interesting. By the end of it, we were made to understand that Cork had been at the centre of a worldwide... More 

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texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2011

Our family visited the butter museum in August and found it to be much more interesting and informative than expected. We just expected a quirky museum but it was much more. Butter was very important to development in Cork and Ireland in general and we found what we learned here related to many other things we saw later in our... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2008

We took the walk through Shandon and stopped in at the Butter Museum. My 70 year old father wasn't so sure about the visit, but we all enjoyed it - my parents, me, and my three year old! There was lots to see, and we learned so much about the butter industry in Ireland. Thank goodness we bought Kerry Gold... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2006

The world is full of odd museums, devoted to matchboxes, beer cans or antique chamber pots. At first glance, Cork's Butter Exchange Museum might look like one of these eccentric collections, but there's actually much more to it. It's all about butter, yes, but then so is the history of ths part of southern Ireland. The museum is professionally laid... More 

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