Butter Museum, Cork

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  • 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 butt...  more »
  • well worth a visit guided tours you can watch the story of the buttera in film very interesting will really enjoy it  more »
  • I can't really rate it, because the Butter Museum is closed during the week from Nov - April. We found this very disappointing. THe museum is steps away from the bell tower of St Anne's so it is very ...  more »
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  • More than you (n)ever wanted to know about Irish butter. A quaint small museum with films and butter production contraptions, informative and unique. Entrance fee is nominal and attendants are super friendly. About 15 min walk from English Market in central area, up a modest hill.
  • I'm giving this place a 5 star rating as I really enjoyed my visit here. What made the visit for me was the fact that we organised to visit the museum when the butter was being made. This was brilliant, the man that was making the butter Don, he welcomed everybody in and got us all involved in the experience. He then gave us some home made soda bread and we sampled the butter on it. He even wrapped some butter up for anyone that wanted to take a little home. 5 stars for Don!!
  • Excellent visit. Interesting take on an important part of Irish history. Can be completed in 45 minutes or less.
  • NO SAMPLES. Don't get fooled by the great-looking website. This is not like the other cool places in Ireland like the Guinness Storehouse or Jameson distillery where you have several opportunities to taste the product. It is 2 levels of older butter making tools and information about butter over the centuries. The info itself is very interesting! But, after hearing about butter for 45 minutes you want at least a little soda bread with some Kerrygold... Still go to Cork, just don't go out of your way to get here (like I mistakenly did). Really cool tools and info though.
  • It sounds quirky and doesn't look like much from the outside but this little museum is a rare hidden gem. Very well organized, short and lovely visit. The movie at the beginning explaining how the dairy industry boomed in the 80s is priceless! Highly recommended

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Where to stay in Cork

A destination in and of itself, Cork City has a dense center with plenty of hotels and hostels. Head north of the city center for affordable options like mid-range hotels and guesthouses. From here, you can walk or bike to all of the sights in the heart of the city. If everything is booked, or if you've simply come to explore the city's surrounding nature, check out the campgrounds about ten minutes from the center of town by car. There are also a number of charming bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and other pensions in the outskirts, which can be a good option if you're using the city as a base for exploring the sights of Cork County.
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