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Address: Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: 0214300600
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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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Unexpected history of butter in Shandon

Stumbled across this little gem in the back streets of Shandon on Cork's north side. Small museum, lots of info and great photos / memorabilia. A short intro video contextualises... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit especially if you have an interest in the history of Cork or agricultural/trade in old Ireland.

Thank mollycaterpillar_21
Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

While visiting Shandon Street recently my friend and I stumbled accross the Butter Museum.It is really a hidden piece of our history. We found it very interesting and informative. It is a small museum but well worth a visit.

1 Thank Caroline D
agia paraskevi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We can learn about manufactoring butter in Ireland the last 3 centuries, there are many traditional equipment for making butter. Also we learn that Cork was a great trade center for butter maybe the largest in the world

Thank antonis k
Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Stumbled across this little gem in the back streets of Shandon on Cork's north side. Small museum, lots of info and great photos / memorabilia. A short intro video contextualises the museum's purpose and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank CosmoTraveller80
Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I know that it sounds odd to think that a butter museum is interesting but it is a worthwhile visit for an hour or two and it is locate just down the street from St. Anne's Shandon Church.

Thank Jim M
Helsinki, Finland
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I was more curious about a museum all about butter - being a foodie and reading how this area had supplied all the butter for the British Isles, India, Canada and Australia in the 1800s. The entrance fee is 4E and the museum is small, but I learned a lot about the butter industry and the history in Ireland. You... More 

Thank Timotraveler
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

I grew up on a dairy farm so going to a butter museum had me pretty excited. I brought some friends who were visiting Cork with me....They seemed to like it but I loved it. Found some old butter wrappers from my local dairy and reading about the history of butter in Cork was really interesting.

Thank Orla B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Fascinating short tourism experience revealing an integral part of agricultural history in an easy way.Visit it along with the nearby Shandon Bells.Suggest taking hop on/off bus , visit the Bells, have a coffee (couple of cafes nearby) and then the Butter Market.

Thank dandave
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Really quite interesting. The experience sheds a new light upon the butter industry of Ireland. But it also tells us about the dairy industry as a whole.

Thank Tom L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We learned a lot and were impressed that in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Cork used to supply butter not only to Britain but also India and Australia. After a decline and almost collapse, Irish farmers were transformed when they entered the EU and the Kerrygold brand now sells to even more countries including, from 2015, the Peoples Republic of... More 

Thank mnpotter

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