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Address: Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: 0214300600
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Friendly introduction to Cork

Our trip to Cork kicked off with a visit to this little place so steeped in the cultural history of Cork. We had a hard time finding parking as we had no parking disc. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
neiljdza
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County Wicklow, Ireland
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County Wicklow, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our trip to Cork kicked off with a visit to this little place so steeped in the cultural history of Cork. We had a hard time finding parking as we had no parking disc. The friendly gentleman at the Reception kindly allowed us to park inside the premises. The museum has a demonstration on butter making at 12 noon on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I dragged my daughter to the Cork Butter Museum (which does not open until 10 a.m.). First we saw a film about the history of the butter industry in Ireland and then were free to walk around and look at the displays. It was interesting to me, but not necessarily for the younger generation.

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Bethpage, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour begins with a video that documents the rise of the butter industry in Ireland. The setup is informal - basically a group of chairs in front of a television, which is located in a large room. This is where the main exhibit is. There is a second floor which is a collection of history artifacts, but not limited... More 

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Thank Ken_O59
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a rainy morning so we decided to give it a try. We had fun. Host prepared butter from scratch. Then we tried it with soda bread. I will highly recommend this if you travel with children.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

And even then you might decide you shouldn't have. You start off with a video and then look at some old equipment used and read some boards. Nope, was expecting more

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Walsall
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as we had complimentary tickets and it was very quaint and quite informative. It won't take long to visit and if you know anything about the history of Irish creameries etc. this will be a good place to go.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's not a lot to the Butter Museum but it was very interesting to learn about how the dairy industry in Ireland has evolved. We love the butter in Ireland and were anxious to visit this museum!

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1 Thank Annie B
Trumansburg, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I both work in the dairy industry so this was a must see for us. A quaint museum that gives a history of one of Ireland's biggest exports--BUTTER! Detailed history from the early days to modern dairy markets. Friendly the guides that are well-versed in the butter history. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Thank Linda T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place has an interesting in site in to the past of the city of Cork. Butter was their main export supplying ships sailing to the new world of America. great little museum in an interesting part of the city.

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Sheffield Village, ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Was not on our list to see. Very informative and interesting how the butter industry grew and developed in Ireland.

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