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Address: Shandon, Cork, Ireland
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Quaint

The museum is small and quaint with a short video you can watch first. There is a lot of information on the process of making butter and why butter is important to Ireland. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Kaylee L
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San Diego, California, United States
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San Diego, California, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The museum is small and quaint with a short video you can watch first. There is a lot of information on the process of making butter and why butter is important to Ireland. The price is cheap enough that it is fine to do if you have the time, but if you have much to see and little time, I... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

It is a simple museum. Very easy to see. You enter the museum and see a video/documentary about the origin and the commercial evolution of the butter. It is very cheap to visit, so no impact in your budget. And if you have the guide given in the tourism office you have a discount. I went with a friend that... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Good film shows how the dairy farmers combined to form the Kerrygold name - dated video but great for those who remember the adverts etc. Lots of milk churns, butter packets and a few photos. Worth a brief trip just for the novelty

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Cork, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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 helpful votes 8 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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21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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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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