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Address: Shandon, Cork, Ireland
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If you are a dairy nut--you'll love this

My husband and I both work in the dairy industry so this was a must see for us. A quaint museum that gives a history of one of Ireland's biggest exports--BUTTER! Detailed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 July 2016
Linda T
Trumansburg, New York
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Trumansburg, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

My husband and I both work in the dairy industry so this was a must see for us. A quaint museum that gives a history of one of Ireland's biggest exports--BUTTER! Detailed history from the early days to modern dairy markets. Friendly the guides that are well-versed in the butter history. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Linda T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

this place has an interesting in site in to the past of the city of Cork. Butter was their main export supplying ships sailing to the new world of America. great little museum in an interesting part of the city.

Thank Lillevisit
Sheffield Village, ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Was not on our list to see. Very informative and interesting how the butter industry grew and developed in Ireland.

Thank John C
Monument, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We thought we'd step into the Butter Museum to check it out. It is quite nice and has a lot of information about Kerrygold (my favorite...yum!) - and Irish dairy history. I even picked up a very nice kitchen apron printed with an older Cork butter on it. I love it!

Thank Lynda T
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

showing of old articles used to make butter, and a somewhat glimpse in the importance of this industry in the area.... not worth it... unless you are a afficionado of butter...

Thank Janson Q
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Really disappointed to give this a bad review, considering we chose to go because of the good TripAdvisor reviews. However the museum is boring and dull, we checked the website before which stated there would be some sort of demonstration on the day we went, however there wasn't. Unless you're a butter fanatic or have a passion for Kerrygold, then... More 

1 Thank MissJoyski
Middletown, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

A product of and significant part of Irish early history, now pretty much an industry of the past. Lot of imagination taken to construct a museum out of making butter!

Thank Robert H
Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The Butter Museum is small but very interesting if you like history. It lays the history and importance of dairy to Irish economic growth.

Thank Jim M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We went because of our family 's connection to the Mitchelstown creamery , but interesting fact also came out of it

Thank Sue P
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

I was really looking forward to this because it sounded like such a unique museum. Though there's a lot of interesting information, I was disappointed. The video gives great background, but is dated. The exhibits are informative, but not really visually interesting. I would have loved it if there was a butter making demo, interactive displays or sampling. I learned,... More 

1 Thank Anna Marie J

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