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Butter Museum

Shandon, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 430 0600
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Shandon, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 430 0600
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The museum was a nice presentation. It gave useful information in an interesting way. Not a place you will want to spend hours, but good for what it is. Look for the thousand year old butter.

1  Thank picturetakingone
Reviewed 1 week ago

A small museum but has an interesting story to tell. It starts with a short film which I found the most interesting. It tells the story of how a small very localised industry turned into an Irish success story with an international brand. The rest...More

1  Thank AberdeenM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Those who are passionate about the history of genuine and original Irish things must stop here, even in the short pass to find out how Kerrygold's butter came out and what "history" tumultuous to know until he was known all over the world. Let's not...More

1  Thank Hoinara
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stepped in out of the rain to visit the Butter Museum. I recommend watching the film just as you enter the Museum. It is by far the best part and you will learn a ton. It goes through the history of the dairy industry in...More

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not a long walk from the city center and we were looking forward to the experience. Given the history and popularity of Irish butter, this is a great idea but the execution is disappointing. Cork's old butter market building is a fine venue but...More

Thank GaddisGadabout
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Butter Miseum on 29 August. Located in the Shandon, a part of the city visitors should not miss anyway, the Museum gets people to gain first-hand insights into a vitally important part of the local history and economics. At the beiginning of...More

Thank AnTeastalai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After watching a 15 minute video and then walking through the two storey building reading all the plaques and looking at all the historical displays, I was in awh to see how a small local farm industry grew to become a multi billion dollar operation...More

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you consider how important butter is in Southern Ireland, a butter museum here equates with a beer museum in Belgium or a watch museum in Switzerland. Very interesting small museum, that tells a lot about the product (from a technical and economic point of...More

Thank severus75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great experience! Came here with my mum and boyfriend and wasn't let down! Would definitely recommend.

Thank BiancaJG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is well laid out over two floors with much information, photographs and artefacts but the most interesting part is the practical live demonstration of hand churning cream into butter, which the audience can then taste, spread on crusty bread. There is an educational...More

Thank TheTyke186299
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