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Address: Shandon, Cork, Ireland
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Interesting for freshmen on butter

Lovely museum worthy visiting for me from a country without butter tradition. Really warmhearted manager. €3 for students €4 for adults.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Rui G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely museum worthy visiting for me from a country without butter tradition. Really warmhearted manager. €3 for students €4 for adults.

Thank Rui G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a local, I really enjoyed the museum, but I don't think I would recommend it to people from other countries or from non-farming backgrounds! Their video showed the history of butter, all the way up to the early 90's, so they could certainly update it to include the last 20 years!! Overall, it was very entertaining and cheap so... More 

Thank louynch
Norfolk England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Certainly worth walking up the hill - if only to find out where Kerry Gold came from. Butter was BIG business for thousands of small dairy farmers who often pulled their carts with donkeys to bring their churns to the butter dairy. Luckily we were all oaps so cost not too great. Interest for approx 20 minutes. More interesting was... More 

Thank NG54
County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a small quirky insightful cute local museum about Irish Butter. It's only €4 in and some of the exhibits are interesting so it's worth popping in while exploring the must see historical Shandon area of Cork.

Thank generator5000
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice quite place in the center of Cork, which is a very boring city any way. Nice guy who is telling you a history of traditional Irish butter making, some pictures and some music... The guy is preparing a butter in front of you, you can participate if you like. Quite boring and kind of superfluous place...

Thank lenahenkin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never thought there would be a museum on 'butters'! But I loved every bit of it. Its a small museum and as we entered we were directed to a big screen showing us the history of dairy and butter industry in Cork. All the exhibits were interesting and well maintained. Being an Indian I liked the connection of my native... More 

Thank Paromita R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

A strange item to have a museum on we thought.....and we were late, arriving close to closing time and nearly did not go in but glad we did. We had spent the day in Cork shopping just before christmas and crossed the river Lee and walked up Widderling's lane (old town) to be greeted with warm Irish hospitality offering to... More 

Thank kada1988
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I didn't know that Cork had the biggest butter exchange in the world! How impressive the museum becomes after knowing this! I like that they went through the hassle of translating a fully guide for the entire exhibit into 8 languages - thank you for that! If you check with the museum beforehand you will be told which days you're... More 

Thank walabok
Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We popped by on a llittle walk to see what was around and the chap with the keys said they weren't open yet but he couldn't have us ladies out in the cold. We paid the £4 entrance fee and settled down to watch the video. Quite interesting and informative background into how the farming industry has developed over the... More 

Thank bernieandiandandy
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Just two floors and about 6 rooms, it does not take very long to visit this museum - a bit longer if you watch the video and read all the information. The section on the 'bog butter' was particularly interesting and also the butter labels. Fee for entry. Parking is available close by but the streets are narrow so you... More 

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