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Butter Museum

Shandon, Cork, Ireland (Shandon)
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Ranked #28 of 81 attractions in Cork
Type: Specialty Museums
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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205 reviews 205 reviews
155 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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
93 helpful votes 93 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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Edenton, North Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I wouldn't say the Butter Museum is worth making a special trip for, but it's certainly interesting enough to stop in if you're nearby (very close to the Shandon Bells, for those who may wish to combine a visit to that attraction)! As for the museum itself, it's an excellent diversion for an hour, or so - it's small, but... More

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Redditch, England
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is one place in Cork where you can avoid the mist for an hour or two depending on your level of interest. It has many exhibits and videos and films that tell a fascinating story of Irelands butter industry that carries on today. Interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Went here with my aunt last year. Before I got in the door only 3 euro which is excellent for what is in there would definitely go there again.

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I learned a few things about the transport of butter and the devices used. Why salt is helpful in reducing bacteria...as the salt absorbs the moisture.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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109 reviews 109 reviews
107 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

When I heard the name of the museum I knew we had to go there. It wasn't quite as interesting as I thought it would be, although the opening video had a good deal of information about Irish history and was a fantastic introduction into the museum. I did expect that there would be more in the way of artifacts... More

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