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Butter Museum

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Surprisingly interesting

Is particularly interesting to see the area around the museum which all used to be the butter... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Acton, Massachusetts
Much more interesting than you would expect.

There is a very interesting video explaining the expansion of butter making in Ireland. There are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anne M
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Shandon, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Without a doubt, the Butter Museum is worth the visit. We were able to catch the 12:00 butter making demonstration. The museum is small but very interesting. You need to go upstairs to see the 1000 year old box butter. The history of Irish butter...More

Thank Tvler8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to spend time in Cork. Very interesting insight on the rise of the Irish dairy industry. Recommended to all in the area. Very insightful and inspiring.

Thank Gary A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is particularly interesting to see the area around the museum which all used to be the butter capital of ireland. There are small houses and huge buildings that were involved in various activities related to the butter industry. Chatty ticket person. Good 15 minute video...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Against all expectations, this was a very pleasant visit. Part of that was because we were with friends who had a “butter story” but that is for another day. The gentleman manning the desk was very personable and took an interest in our story and...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a very interesting video explaining the expansion of butter making in Ireland. There are also a lot of historical artefacts relating to buttermaking before it was made in a factory.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, if the name of the museum doesn't spark keen interest in you as it did in me, then chances are you won't be enthralled with your visit. Nonetheless, it's a rather small museum that does a good job of telling the history of dairy...More

Thank coccothrinax
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Interesting, if you want to do something a little different. Not a huge museum, but still worth visiting. Can't comment on the demonstration as we didn't get there in time.

Thank TudorRose80
Reviewed 5 September 2018

The museum it is small, but you have the information about the importance of this product in the history of Ireland. Also, some days, you can go to see how the but­ter is made in a manuel way. It was curious to saw.

Thank Ivana P
Reviewed 3 September 2018

I loved this museum because I learned so much about an industry I had no knowledge of. This is a small and rather obscure museum that bats well above its weight. It offers a fascinating insight into the history of an industry that has been...More

Thank OzCanRich
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This small but free museum in Shandon gives a welcome atmosphere with friendly staff and also giving the story of Irish butter making through butter making implements and old butter containers. This museum offers a film about the formation of the Irish butter industry whilst...More

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Mark P
21 August 2018|
Response from TravelBuff97 | Reviewed this property |
No, there wasn't a gift shop a few months ago. But there may be something in the village that would be an appropriate "butter" gift.