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Butter Museum

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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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Cork treasure

Lived in Cork 5 years before I set foot in here! Loved in! Was looking for something a little different on a rainy day and thats exactly what I got! Great history lesson.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Lived in Cork 5 years before I set foot in here! Loved in! Was looking for something a little different on a rainy day and thats exactly what I got! Great history lesson.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A very enjoyable and informative visit. The museum might be slightly shabby but if anything this adds to its endearing quirkiness, as does the introductory video on VHS (how very nostalgic). The museum is small but is packed full of interesting history - many other museums stretch a similar volume of information over twice the space and charge three times... More 

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Abu Dhabi, UAE
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You can't really call it a museum, more like a room of information. very small considering you have to pay entry for it. Not interactive so kids were very bored. Would not take visitors there.

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Tralee, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A beautiful building but needs an investment in its exhibition. Great potential bit completely underutilised. So much history there for Cork and the whole region supplying the butter but it doesn't get it across.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

For history buffs like me, learning about Cork's world famous butter market will be a must-do on your trip here. Though the museum is small, it has a good amount of information. Some themes include: transformation of butter distribution from individual dairy farms to corporate distributors like Kerry; how butter is made; women's role in making butter; folklore and magic... More 

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I found it interesting being from a farming background but I think it could be a bot more interactive and there could be more added to the displays and the history. It was worth the admission but I think more could be added to the museum to make it a more immersive experience

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I was very impressed with the Butter Museum. It was near our hotel and the man at the entrance was so nice to us one day that we thought we should at least see the museum. The movie had a really good history of the famine and how the butter trade helped turn around the economy. It was interesting. It... More 

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Houston, TX
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You get some Irish folk tales and history while the butter is being made. You can take part in the churning should you wish and you do get to sample it once complete!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The gentleman at the front desk was a lively and friendly gentleman and let us enter with the butter making exhibition early. It was informative and at the end anything we missed the gentleman answered them helpfully. He was very patient and he got the kids to help out as they learned about the process and history of the butter... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A bit of an uphill walk from the center of Cork but well worth the visit. The history of butter in Ireland is a history of Ireland is elf. The museum is a wonderful display of butter production and the video puts it all into perspective within the history of the country. A no rush experience and very interesting

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