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Butter Museum

Shandon, Cork, Ireland
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Ranked #19 of 69 Attractions in Cork
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Chester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Ever since I can remember, I have always been obsessed with butter. So imagine my surprise when, at a loose end in Cork, I discovered that they have an entire museum devoted to the stuff. Well, actually, I just went, as I am sure some do, simply out of a sense of curiosity and a keen sense of the absurd.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I'd heard about this museum for years but never made it here. This past visit to Ireland we made it a priority and I'm glad we did. It's right by the Shandon Bells and an easy drive but parking is tight. Be prepared! The museum itself is small, very small, only two stories. Each visit begins with a movie called... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This little beacon of buttery history was a was a gem in our trip to Cork. It spread it's golden knowledge of the importance of the Butter and other parts of the dairy industry in relation to Ireland's globalisation of Kerry gold. I was only disappointed that we weren't able to have some butter at the end. Green to Gold!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It rained like crazy one day in Cork, so we decided to visit the butter museum. To our surprise, we really enjoyed this place. The cost is 4 Euros a person. They show you a film about the history of Irish butter that proved to be historical and quite interesting. We would recommend this for a quick visit. An hour... More

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Bethel, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Well-organized exhibition showing the importance of butter to the economy of Cork. Very interesting!

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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 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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