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Butter Museum

Shandon, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 430 0600
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Shandon, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 430 0600
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Small but interesting history of butter making and distribution and effects of history and economics of Ireland. Would have liked a bit on modern production

Thank sharon33191
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The butter museum was right up the street from our hotel, so as we were walking around Cork, we found it and went in. It was quite interesting how butter industry transformed through the years.

Thank smillermcgee
Reviewed 7 May 2017

OK, why the Butter Museum? I don't know but I have a little interest in Irish agriculture and love Kerry Gold Butter. This was a blast . The museum is small and albeit small is a good representation of the industry and tradition. They have...More

2  Thank GWW
Reviewed 5 May 2017

My teenage son and I visited the butter museum on a lark, but ended up learning a good bit about butter, the history of the Cork economy, and sharing some laughs. Just finding the museum is a challenge... but brings you into a quaint, colorful...More

1  Thank kwelld0ne
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Very informative museum on the history of butter making in Ireland. Uses film and exhibits. Helpful and informative staff. Have demonstrations of butter making on certain days.

Thank kbarker2015
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We found this place using Trip Advisor for things to see in Cork besides Blarney Castle and this little place came up and we had such a ball visiting. What a great history of Cork and Ireland in this little museum. You need a parking...More

1  Thank Tracey W
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I visited as part of the Lifelong Learning Festival so admission was free. Watch out for these offers throughout the year coinciding with other festivals. Admission is cheap though if you have to pay. The 15 minute video was informative and the guide was also...More

1  Thank Jola19653102
Reviewed 24 April 2017

It has some interesting, historical pieces of the butter-making process. Especially a pot of 1000 yr old butter. The panels were interesting, witty and informative. The video shown at the start of the tour was boring & a little bit condescending (in my opinion) of...More

Thank poonamc2010
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The butter in Ireland really is better, and now we know why! This cute little museum is worth a quick stop. There's a 15-minute video introducing the background of butter making and a few small exhibits. If you're in Cork city, check it out!

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Very reasonable pricing to enter the butter museum (€4 for an adult). Nice little walk around the museum. The place was very clean and the man at the desk was a gentleman.

Thank Andrew H
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