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Address: Shandon, Cork, Ireland
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10:00 - 17:00
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Friendly introduction to Cork

Our trip to Cork kicked off with a visit to this little place so steeped in the cultural history of Cork. We had a hard time finding parking as we had no parking disc. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 July 2016
County Wicklow, Ireland
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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

This museum gives you a really good idea about the history of County Cork and Cork City, going right back to the Celtic Cattle Raiders, Irish Clan Chiefs and their extended families! And it all hangs on the subject of Butter. Brilliant Stuff!

Thank MEDBH40
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Where else would there be a museum devoted to butter? The exhibits are interesting, showing how butter was made on a very small scale not so many years ago (we passed a huge factory where Kerry Gold is made now). The key attraction is the demonstration of butter making. The man who does it is absolutely hilarious and totally Irish.... More 

Thank Tosca08
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The butter making demonstration this morning (we went on Thursday at 12:00) was fantastic! It's great for children and adults who are somewhat interested in history and/or the dairy industry in Ireland; the man who runs it is absolutely lovely. I would go back just to see him again!

Thank JMCN_86
County Wicklow, Ireland
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Our trip to Cork kicked off with a visit to this little place so steeped in the cultural history of Cork. We had a hard time finding parking as we had no parking disc. The friendly gentleman at the Reception kindly allowed us to park inside the premises. The museum has a demonstration on butter making at 12 noon on... More 

Thank neiljdza
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I dragged my daughter to the Cork Butter Museum (which does not open until 10 a.m.). First we saw a film about the history of the butter industry in Ireland and then were free to walk around and look at the displays. It was interesting to me, but not necessarily for the younger generation.

Thank Janet R
Bethpage, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The tour begins with a video that documents the rise of the butter industry in Ireland. The setup is informal - basically a group of chairs in front of a television, which is located in a large room. This is where the main exhibit is. There is a second floor which is a collection of history artifacts, but not limited... More 

Thank Ken_O59
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

It was a rainy morning so we decided to give it a try. We had fun. Host prepared butter from scratch. Then we tried it with soda bread. I will highly recommend this if you travel with children.

Thank Grecia R
Pretoria, South Africa
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117 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

And even then you might decide you shouldn't have. You start off with a video and then look at some old equipment used and read some boards. Nope, was expecting more

Thank BarnabiEnslin
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We visited as we had complimentary tickets and it was very quaint and quite informative. It won't take long to visit and if you know anything about the history of Irish creameries etc. this will be a good place to go.

1 Thank ChristineWalsall
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

There's not a lot to the Butter Museum but it was very interesting to learn about how the dairy industry in Ireland has evolved. We love the butter in Ireland and were anxious to visit this museum!

1 Thank Annie B

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