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Butter Museum

Shandon, Cork, Ireland (Shandon)
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Ranked #28 of 83 Attractions in Cork
Type: Specialty Museums
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Ireland has the best butter ever....Kerrygold reigns supreme. Irish butter comes under many names but it all falls back to Kerry gold. This museum is worth visiting just for the history of this great staple. Only takes about an hour if you read everything but worth it. Sorry no samples though.

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The Villages, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Me and my companions LOVE butter and made a special effort to visit this museum. It only takes about an hour unless you stop to read all the information provided. It starts with a video presentation of the history and importance of butter to Irish economy. Quite interesting. There are other videos on computers around the room on entry level.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Very very interesting, it explains every passage of the making (also with a little video). We were happy to see how irish people care about their tradition, so go there and see it, 3€ for students!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I paid E4 for myself and my son got in free so the price was decent enough. There is a video at the beginning which I found interesting, but my son got bored of after the first 5 minutes. There are a number of artifacts and this is interesting for older visitors but I'm not sure many kids would enjoy... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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45 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Without watching the video setting the scene and explaining about the Kerry Gold franchise being formed , it would have been a bit boring and dull. Actually for the double ticket of entry here and St Anne's of Sheldon. it was 6 euros well spent

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7 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very friendly personnel. But the museum starts with a movie, which is hard to follow and not that entertaining and the rest of the museum shows some artifacts and easing signs, but they could have made it much more inter active. The exhibition in the second floor: what's the topic? I'm lost. Focus on the area around this museum: perfect... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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155 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We wouldn't have gone out of our way to visit the Butter Museum but since it is only 100 metres from the Shandon Bells and in a very old neighborhood of the city full of narrow, winding lanes, we decided it would be a pity not to visit. A small but highly informative museum with information on how butter has... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It was very cute. We loved the old adverts from the 50's and 60's. The video seemed boring to begin with, but stick with it, the characters are lovely.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It could be very interesting historical place. You can find lots of information about the Irish butter, but the place is a bit boring.

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Douglas, Cork
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66 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Decided to visit this museum. It is €4 to visit and I thought it was worth it. There was a number of visitors while I was visiting. The tour started with a video with the history of Kerrygold butter in 1960s and 1970s. The downstairs exhibit shows the history of butter and that it was a womans job to make... More

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