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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
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Worth seeking out in a quiet square in Shandon but withon walking distance of the city centre. We enjoyed the (itself quite old now) film on the butter industry and its history in Ireland. Lots of exhibits and memorabalia over the two floors. All in...More

Thank Travelfromessex
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This exhibition is very dated and cold. There isn't much information if you are just walking around. It is worth a look if you are playing tourist for a day but if you were to miss it on your trip to Cork it would not...More

Thank Ciara G
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Okay, who would ever think about going to a Butter Museum. We had visited the nearby Shandon Bell Tower and saw this museum. Upon entering we met a very helpful guide who started a video about the history of the Irish dairy industry. Sounds a...More

Thank ratch37
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Tucked away down a little road is the Butter Museum.. totally worth going to it's SO full of information, and an insight into how the life of the people in this trade, The chap who did the 'talk' had his own style of delivery, making...More

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Visited on a Saturday in mid April. A small admission fee and as luck would have it, we were there in time for the butter making demonstration by a gentlemen (name escapes me) who was such an entertainer. Passionate about teaching us the 'old way'...More

Thank sterwuv
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This will not be for everyone. We followed friends recommendation to see the butter museum with a group of varying ages and interests. I enjoyed learning the history of dairy in Ireland but mine was the minority view in our group. It is a small...More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

I hadn't heard of the Butter Museum before I arrived in Cork, but once I found it I knew I had to visit. The museum begins with a video on the history of Irish butter and other dairy products, then features a set of artifacts...More

Thank Erin B
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We were a bit late getting to the museum but it is worth a stop. There is a short film before you take the tour. It brought back a lot of memories of the old ways of "life as it was". A good place to...More

Thank TravlingPair
Reviewed 13 July 2017

If you like butter and its history in Ireland then this is the place to visit. Thoroughly enjoyed the displays and demonstrations. The demonstration on the Saturday we visited was free and the gentleman who talked us through the process of butter making was very...More

Thank roda-TRIP
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Worth visiting. Demonstration informative. Displays on 2 floors. Easy Access. History we'll described

Thank Neil W
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