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“Surprisingly awesome” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Butter Museum

Butter Museum
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Ranked #21 of 148 things to do in Cork
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“Surprisingly awesome”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Never thought there would be a museum on 'butters'! But I loved every bit of it. Its a small museum and as we entered we were directed to a big screen showing us the history of dairy and butter industry in Cork. All the exhibits were interesting and well maintained. Being an Indian I liked the connection of my native place Bengal to Cork city in Ireland since the former was one of the biggest importers of Irish butter in olden days. Really loved how the museum has been able to portray Irish history and culture through 'butter'. Finally a special shout-out to the person at the front desk. He was very jovial and knowledgeable. Not just he shared his vast knowledge on Irish history but also talked about various environmental issues of his country. People like him made my trip to Ireland really memorable.

Visited September 2016
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“Utterly Butterly....so interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

A strange item to have a museum on we thought.....and we were late, arriving close to closing time and nearly did not go in but glad we did. We had spent the day in Cork shopping just before christmas and crossed the river Lee and walked up Widderling's lane (old town) to be greeted with warm Irish hospitality offering to look after the shopping and then he set the film on which gave a history of the Ireland's farming / milk / butter industry since around the 50's (facinating) - Kerrygold! The exhibits were interesting Bog butter in particular as we had previously been to Dublin and seen the bog men exhibit. (...a must see!)
It is quite small but well worth a visit with some great insight into irelands history and agricultural heritage.

Visited December 2016
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I didn't know that Cork had the biggest butter exchange in the world! How impressive the museum becomes after knowing this!
I like that they went through the hassle of translating a fully guide for the entire exhibit into 8 languages - thank you for that!
If you check with the museum beforehand you will be told which days you're in for a treat - which days they have the demonstration of butter making.
I enjoyed that visit immensely!

Visited May 2016
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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A little bit of butter”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We popped by on a llittle walk to see what was around and the chap with the keys said they weren't open yet but he couldn't have us ladies out in the cold. We paid the £4 entrance fee and settled down to watch the video. Quite interesting and informative background into how the farming industry has developed over the last 60 odd years. A few little exhibits and it took us about 45 from start to finish. I would certainly recommend - and if you love a bit of butter and are of southern ireland origin then all the more interesting.

Visited December 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Important part of Irish history”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Just two floors and about 6 rooms, it does not take very long to visit this museum - a bit longer if you watch the video and read all the information. The section on the 'bog butter' was particularly interesting and also the butter labels. Fee for entry. Parking is available close by but the streets are narrow so you need to be careful.

Visited November 2016
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