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Address: Shandon, Cork, Ireland
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Small but interesting museum

The butter museum is a quite small museum, but it's interesting. I came across it while walking through the shandon area and decided to have a look. There was a small entrance fee... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Femke G
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The butter museum is a quite small museum, but it's interesting. I came across it while walking through the shandon area and decided to have a look. There was a small entrance fee of about 2 or 3 euros (I had a student discount). The museum gives you some nice facts about the process of butter making through the ages... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

we originally walked up the hill to check out the bell tower view, and ended up in the Butter museum. it was 4 Euros each, but an interesting Irish history lesson.

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Almeria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

You expect more from a museum. The video is interesting sure, but i can find it somewhere else I guess. I don´t think is worth to pay 4 euros. You better spend that money on beer and read about butter in Wikipedia. Btw it´s cold inside

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The museum has real potential but is sadly dated. It would benefit greatly from some interactive features particularly for kids: butter churning/making/stamping for example. The introductory video was filmed in the 90s and could do with being updated. The gift shop needs extending: both my friend and I would have loved to have purchase a teat owes but sadly this... More 

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Cork
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

But very interesting place to realise what was the most important product in Ireland that Ireland had the largest butter market in the world. The tickets are cheap which is sometimes very important.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

This place was very disappointing. We were shown an old grainy video from the early to mid 90s about Ireland's "booming butter trade" which was so horribly outdated it was almost laughable. Afterwards we were left to our own devices to wander aimlessly around two floors of random butter related artefacts. There was no interactive element to the experience and... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were not sure what to expect at the Butter Museum, but we found it to be very interesting. We learned so much about the butter industry in Ireland, it was much more interesting than we anticipated!

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San Diego, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The museum is small and quaint with a short video you can watch first. There is a lot of information on the process of making butter and why butter is important to Ireland. The price is cheap enough that it is fine to do if you have the time, but if you have much to see and little time, I... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It is a simple museum. Very easy to see. You enter the museum and see a video/documentary about the origin and the commercial evolution of the butter. It is very cheap to visit, so no impact in your budget. And if you have the guide given in the tourism office you have a discount. I went with a friend that... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Good film shows how the dairy farmers combined to form the Kerrygold name - dated video but great for those who remember the adverts etc. Lots of milk churns, butter packets and a few photos. Worth a brief trip just for the novelty

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