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“Story of Kerry gold”
Review of Butter Museum

Butter Museum
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USD 19.99*
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Cork Audio Tour
Ranked #31 of 169 things to do in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This museum is just a few steps away from Shandon bells. When you get there you're welcomed by this very friendly gentleman who is charming and fun. The 12 minutes video tells us all about the fascinating history of Irish dairy industry and Kerry gold butter. After that you can look around the room full of utensils and equipment used in dairy industry. Upstairs, a bit more information about old Cork. There were a few old time maps where we could see how the city has changed over the years. Well worth a few euros you spend to get in.

Thank Vidya K
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Suffers from the same poor signposting as many Cork attractions!!! Once we eventually found it well worth a trip. Who knew that the history of Irish butter making could be so interesting. Very informative. Really enjoyed.

Thank hotpup
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

came here on the recommendation of a local friend, and we were delighted. we had no idea that there was such a fascinating history of butter and its export and that cork is at the heart of it all
fun documentary, helpful staff and fun hands-on exhibits! we will recommend for sure!

Thank louhuntington79
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

I enjoyed my visit to the Butter Museum in Cork. It is rather hidden away so not easy to find. The film introducing the visitors to the museum was excellent and informative. I learned a great deal about the history of butter making in Ireland and of the export of Irish butter. This is a must visit for anyone who visits Cork as one could easily spend an hour or more looking at the exhibits.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

It wasn't easy to find this place, but it was well worth the hunt. The tour starts with a short film about the history of the dairy industry in Ireland. The downstairs gallery contains churns and butter memorabilia as well as signs explaining superstitions and customs. Upstairs, you can see the history of the Butter Exchange in Cork as well as a 1000 year old crock of butter. Fun place.

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