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Address: Shandon, Cork, Ireland
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Utterly Butterly....so interesting

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
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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... More 

Thank kada1988
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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... More 

Thank walabok
Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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... More 

Thank bernieandiandandy
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank Howarth S
Emory, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

When we were walking around the town, we stumbled across the Butter Museum. Had read a bit about it, but not much. Remembered it was pretty cheap price-wise, and since we're ballin' on a budget, decided to give it a shot. SO GLAD WE DID!!! This was the best museum I've ever been to!!! What made our visit so great?... More 

Thank Casey H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Most certainly worth visiting. It is an extremely interesting and unusual museum. Initially shown a video presentation which lasted about 15/20 mins and focused on the history of Irelands diary industry from late 50's to mid 80's with the emphasis on the impact of the EU.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Perhaps not to everyone's taste, but I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the butter museum - very interesting! The museum isn't huge but tells a great story and is well-presented.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Most interesting was the video in which the transition from small farm, home production to international exporting is described. Some of the other exhibits were also interesting. If there had not been other attractions nearby, we might have missed it, but it was good exercise and informative. Do not go out of your way, but if you are in the... More 

Thank nomad_rover
St Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My husband and I visited the museum and were not sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised! There is a movie describing the impact the butter industry has had on the Irish economy in the 20th century. There are exhibits of churns and other tools used in previous centuries for the making of butter. Exhibits also include maps reflecting... More 

Thank jssc4
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We stopped here while visiting Cork for a few days as a part of a walking tour of west Ireland. The visit starts with a short--old-- video about the history of butter's role in Irish history. It was interesting and a good start to understanding why a museum would be dedicated to butter. The rest of the museum was a... More 

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