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Address: Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 21 430 0600
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Important part of Irish history

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Howarth S
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Emory, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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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 

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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 

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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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Up one of the hills on the north side in an interesting neighbourhood. Good explanation of the history and importance of butter to Ireland. Worth the effort to get up the hill.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Not the most exciting place in the world but it was very interesting to learn about the huge impact of butter in the history of Ireland.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This place was close to our hotel so we thought it was worth a look. The experience starts with s 15 minute film explaining the history marketing Irish butter as Kerrygold from the 1960's. It's remarkable how an industry set in its old fashioned ways could be modernised and become so successful so quickly. After that there are a series... More 

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