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Address: Shandon, Cork, Ireland
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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It was an interesting and informative place. Lots of displays of the equipment and packaging. Also there were various videos explaining different process and history. Learned a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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County Carlow, Ireland
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County Carlow, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It was an interesting and informative place. Lots of displays of the equipment and packaging. Also there were various videos explaining different process and history. Learned a lot about butter making and the women involved. Our young kids weren't that interested in it, but my partner loved the whole experience as he is interested in old crafts and tools. He... More 

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HENDRICKS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It's kind of like an elaborate school project by a butter obsessed eccentric but lovable student. Uninspired building layout that could have easily been an office space, but as a friend lovingly put it, the museum is a "tour de force of mediocrity" which with the right sense of humor and unbridled curiosity, makes this a perfect way to spend... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Good afternoon filler, not a full day activity though. Easy walking access from Cork centre or we saw a tour bus go up. Great demonstration, can even taste butter made there and then!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Nice displays. The demonstration was super because the presenter shared a lot of local history along with the butter making. Highly recommended!

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Brecon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

very educational experience, I had no idea how important butter had been to the rural economy, not did I realise that barrels of butter were exported from Cork all over the world, even as far as Melbourne, Australia if the map in the museum is to be believed.

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Stockton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I think this is worth a visit, even though the exhibits are a bit shoddy and the information sporadic. If you love butter and want to know why Cork was central to its history, then you have to pay a visit. Plan on a half an hour or so.

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Moneta, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

You can learn all about the butter industry in Ireland through an interesting video. The exhibits were ok, nothing outstanding. Wish they gave us a sample of the butter, on some bread!

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Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The story of how Kerrygold butter came about - bringing small dairy farmers under one brand that is now global and the modernisation of the butter industry. Video included the old advert with cows going along the road and the voiceover saying "and here are the workers going to work" which I remember from childhood! Not expensive and worth the... More 

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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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Additional Information about Butter Museum

Address: Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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