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Address: Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: 0214300600
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Before my wife and I visited this museum we had no idea of the importance butter had in the history of Ireland. Worth a visit if for no other reason than to watch the documentary... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful and unexpected experience! This unassuming little museum is both charming and educational, and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in the history of the growth of the Irish butter brand. A great trip!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Before my wife and I visited this museum we had no idea of the importance butter had in the history of Ireland. Worth a visit if for no other reason than to watch the documentary and look at the old way of making butter. This is a stop on a bus tour. Take the bus and get off and walk... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Staff were lovely and very helpful. Reasonable prices to get in and packed full of exhibits and information. I unfortunately missed the butter demonstration but I'm sure that is really cool. Saw a video at the end about Kerry gold, hadn't realised how it started from nothing and became so popular, was interesting to see its journey over the years.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Indeed a quirky museum but not worth wasting time or money on it. There is a 15 minute film on CD, quality not good, but some interesting stats on how Kerrygold was started. Some photos and artifacts from the old days both upstairs and on main floor. Nothing about the modern dairy trade and not even a pat of butter... More 

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Oundle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

#teamkerrygold Watch the video...it was actually super interesting. I was not too keen to go-but I'm glad I did. Allow 30-45 min.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

A nice historical review of the butter trade in Ireland. Some interesting facts and photos, Close to Shandon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Small, charity run museums with unusual subject matter should be cherished by the cities they help enrich. At the Butter Museum you get the feeling Cork has turned its back on the potential this space could provide up on the North hill next to the boarded up Butter Exchange. The exhibition is essentially very interesting as it charts the impact... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Nice and informative museum if you're interested in food production it's worth seeing it... The exposition is only about butter, I've read that there should be handcrafts in general but there was nothing else but butter production...

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Roscommon, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

So glad we decided to walk up the hill from our hoteo look through the Butter Museum well worth the time we spent in here. You just have to make sure your flash is switched off your camera before you go in. Set aside time because there is a lot to see and read. Well worth the visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Whoda thunk I would ever visit a butter Museum but I have to admit this was well worth it. I had no idea how important butter was and still is to the Irish economy and what effect it's transition has been on it's society. Butter rivals beer as the major food export. I had no idea how it has helped... More 

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