Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Ireland  /  Province of Munster  /  County Cork  /  Cork  /  Butter Museum

Butter Museum, Cork

3.5
#5 of 16 in Museums in Cork
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Create an itinerary including Butter Museum
Butter Museum is located in Cork. Before you head to Cork, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cork day trip planning website, to make sure you see all that Cork has to offer, including Butter Museum.
Improve this listing »
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Butter Museum reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
430 reviews
Google
4.1
TripAdvisor
  • A small but nice museum.Plenty of artefacts and photos to enjoy. A video explaining the butter process was very interesting. 
    A small but nice museum.Plenty of artefacts and photos to enjoy. A video explaining the butter process was very interesting.  more »
  • I was intrigued by the Butter museum and took the time to visit. Its in the Shandon historic quaternary I stumbled up an alleyway which brought me up by the Shandon bells. The card machine was not.....  more
    I was intrigued by the Butter museum and took the time to visit. Its in the Shandon historic quaternary I stumbled up an alleyway which brought me up by the Shandon bells. The card machine was not.....  more »
  • This was a quick stop but it was interesting and we enjoyed our walk through of this museum. Only down side was there were no butter samples to try, but perhaps I'm weird for thinking there should be 
    This was a quick stop but it was interesting and we enjoyed our walk through of this museum. Only down side was there were no butter samples to try, but perhaps I'm weird for thinking there should be  more »
Google
  • For €5 this is a brilliant museum about the history of butter making, including weird rituals they would do for good luck like put a dead child's hand under the churn, all the way to the present day how it exports to over 80 countries - we've all put a bit of Kerry Gold spread on our toast when staying at a B&B! The history of the roads, and the development of Cork harbour for ships sailing across the Atlantic taking supplies of butter (biggest in the world), salted meats, sailcloth (biggest in Europe), and gunpowder (biggest in Ireland).
  • A wonderful museum that shows you the history of extremely delicious Irish butter! The host is so welcoming! He refused to charge me with the entrance fee being so compassionate about the war in my country, Ukraine. I promise, that money will be added to my donations;) He also said so many kind words of hope to me that my heart melted. I hope I will visit Ireland again and won't miss his workshop of butter making! I also hope that his wishes for my country to win in this war will very soon come true!
  • This little museum was a DELIGHT. We love butter and our family always gets excited to have Kerrygold. The video was fascinating even if a bit of an ad for Irish butter, and probably a bit one sided when it comes to the co-op reduction. Overall it was just a fun way to spend an hour learning about this cool history in Ireland and Cork specifically. Fabulous staff as well!
  • Two floors small museum about butter, all you need to know is here from how the butter being made to the history of Irish butter, you might need 45-60 minutes for the whole journey, that includes a 16 minutes video. Very interesting place to visit but a bit too small.
  • The Butter Museum is a wonderful experience for anyone on a visit to Cork. Entry is only €5 and its quite a unique opportunity to learn about the history of Irish butter. In particular the growth of the Irish butter market in the 20th century was fascinating! I would happily recommend a visit to this wonderful little museum.

Plan your trip to Cork

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.