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Butter Museum

Shandon, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 430 0600
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“irish economy” (7 reviews)
“dairy farm” (5 reviews)
“minute video” (4 reviews)
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Shandon, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 430 0600
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

I wouldn't say the Butter Museum is worth making a special trip for, but it's certainly interesting enough to stop in if you're nearby (very close to the Shandon Bells, for those who may wish to combine a visit to that attraction)! As for the...More

1  Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 17 June 2014

This is one place in Cork where you can avoid the mist for an hour or two depending on your level of interest. It has many exhibits and videos and films that tell a fascinating story of Irelands butter industry that carries on today. Interesting.

Thank Ozabroad
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Went here with my aunt last year. Before I got in the door only 3 euro which is excellent for what is in there would definitely go there again.

Thank James M
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I learned a few things about the transport of butter and the devices used. Why salt is helpful in reducing bacteria...as the salt absorbs the moisture.

Thank Christy1717
Reviewed 1 May 2014

When I heard the name of the museum I knew we had to go there. It wasn't quite as interesting as I thought it would be, although the opening video had a good deal of information about Irish history and was a fantastic introduction into...More

1  Thank Kelli T
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Only 3 euros and spent over an hour there really informative gives you a great idea of the early dairy industry in Ireland. Lovely man at the door I will definitely be going again.

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Very Warm Welcome. Instructive without agony. Photos taken by Host. Sitting by the fire in a comfy rocking chair. Great atmosphere.

Thank timthegull
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Interesting time to spend a few hours on a rainy day in Cork ... the butter trade in Ireland was a major export as it led the world in butter manufacturing. The museum has an informative video for you to view on arriving , then...More

2  Thank Crystalline4u
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Not knowing much about the museum, we decided to go check it out, mostly for the novelty of it, but also being in walking distance of our hotel. The introductory film was chock full of good information and statistics that really shows how this industry...More

Thank crszczub
Reviewed 15 March 2014

We were met at a charming man, who told us about this small museum. It is a nice place to visit, and a "must see" in Cork.

Thank Marianne H
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