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Address: Shandon, Cork, Ireland
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But very interesting place to realise what was the most important product in Ireland that Ireland had the largest butter market in the world. The tickets are cheap which is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Cork
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

But very interesting place to realise what was the most important product in Ireland that Ireland had the largest butter market in the world. The tickets are cheap which is sometimes very important.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

This place was very disappointing. We were shown an old grainy video from the early to mid 90s about Ireland's "booming butter trade" which was so horribly outdated it was almost laughable. Afterwards we were left to our own devices to wander aimlessly around two floors of random butter related artefacts. There was no interactive element to the experience and... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were not sure what to expect at the Butter Museum, but we found it to be very interesting. We learned so much about the butter industry in Ireland, it was much more interesting than we anticipated!

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San Diego, California, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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

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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37 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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13 helpful votes 13 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 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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