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Butter Museum

Shandon, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 430 0600
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“irish economy” (7 reviews)
“dairy farm” (5 reviews)
“minute video” (4 reviews)
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Shandon, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 430 0600
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

well worth a visit guided tours you can watch the story of the buttera in film very interesting will really enjoy it

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 15 November 2017

I can't really rate it, because the Butter Museum is closed during the week from Nov - April. We found this very disappointing. THe museum is steps away from the bell tower of St Anne's so it is very convenient to stop in while you...More

Thank panama2000
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

The highlight of my visit was the live session on butter making, courtesy of Dan, the butter maker ( hope I got his name right).He engaged the visitors in the process which was really fun. He also lets you taste the butter and take some...More

1  Thank mikyc2017
Reviewed 27 October 2017

thats a good place for you if you're interested in butter history. we were done within half an hour. it's a must see but you won;t be satisfied

Thank Nattt92
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The video is quite old and focuses on the industry and business of butter. Lots of relics to look at but nothing much about production or making of butter. Museum could use some modern technology.

Thank nursemurphy13
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We didn't know what to expect, but were intrigued - and who doesn't like butter? It was quite interesting, especially the video at the start of the museum - gave lots of historical background re dairy farming in Ireland. It's not big, but a great...More

Thank Vouvs
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Small specialty museum with artifacts (photos, churns, etc) of butter making, printed explanations of the history of butter in Cork and its role in the world butter scene. A 15 min into video was a grand intro. A few postcards were for sale, but i...More

Thank lsmkw
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This is a great museum well worth a visit. There are many old pieces of equipments and artefacts surrounding buttermaking including early testing kits. There is a video on entering which really helps put into perspective the importance of the dairy industry in Ireland’s economic...More

Thank Lovetotravel8894
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

The museum was a nice presentation. It gave useful information in an interesting way. Not a place you will want to spend hours, but good for what it is. Look for the thousand year old butter.

1  Thank picturetakingone
Reviewed 18 September 2017

A small museum but has an interesting story to tell. It starts with a short film which I found the most interesting. It tells the story of how a small very localised industry turned into an Irish success story with an international brand. The rest...More

1  Thank AberdeenM
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