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Address: Shandon, Cork, Ireland
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Saturdays at Noon-5 stars--Rest of the Week-3 stars

If you can go on Saturday at Noon, you will witness Don the Butter Maker showing how butter is made and helping the visitors actually make some butter. Don gets up early to milk... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 May 2016
Jim P
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Leesburg, Virginia
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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

If you can go on Saturday at Noon, you will witness Don the Butter Maker showing how butter is made and helping the visitors actually make some butter. Don gets up early to milk his cow, Buttercup, then brings the fresh cream in to make the butter. He is worth the trip! The rest of the museum is nice, but... More 

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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

We went with the hope of a demonstration or something a little more interactive. However whilst we did learn about the heritage of irish butter we left within an hour of visiting as we had exhausted the topic and all the information on it. It is good as a time filler between other things however don't go if you have... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Well laid out lots of things to see its well worth it just to see the history , just down the road is another great CHURCH

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This little hole in the wall is the Cork Butter Museum. The old machinery and tools were neat to look at, if you are into antiques, but really not worth my time.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is the most quirky museum I have visited; I loved it. It really is dedicated to the history of butter production in Cork. Its history stretches from the times where cattle rustling was a badge of honour for chieftains, through to the haggling of the butter market found at the heart of Cork and on into the introduction of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Worth visiting while in this interesting part of the city, just across the road from St Anne's Church and the Shandon Bells. Butter is the theme but this draws on much wider information on local social, political and economic history. Allow about an hour

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Great spot! Nice to see a bit of Cork history. Location: Located behind the Firkin crane & Very near the Shandon bells. There is a few parking spaces around the museum and streets near by. Note: Remember to bring a parking disc. Visit: Very informative! Starts with a video on the history of butter and the Irish milking industry across... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

An interesting aspect of Cork's heritage presented well. If you ever wondered what ancient bog butter looks like, wonder no more! .... Although, I did leave wondering what it tastes like...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Nice little museum focused on a single, important subject -- butter! Butter making is an important Irish industry, with a long history that's worth exploring in the exhibits. TIP: Butter-making demonstrations Saturdays at 12 noon.

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Thank Sadie S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Interesting well kept museum. Very friendly and helpful staff. A nice video on how butter became a main export. Could have used more material on how butter is made. 40 min visit.

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