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Cork Butter Museum
Cork City, Co. Cork
Family friendly
Rainy days
Churn up the history of butter making at the Cork Butter Museum located on O'Connell Square, within earshot of the Bells of Shandon in nearby St. Anne's Church.

The Cork Butter Museum describes the culture of dairying in ancient Ireland and the growth of the Cork Butter Exchange, at one time the biggest in the world, when tens of millions of pounds worth of butter was traded annually.

Learn about the craft of traditional butter making. This part of the museum includes a brief video presentation showing the making of butter by hand and an attractive video presentation of the development of Ireland’s most famous butter brand, Kerrygold. New to the museum's collection of dairying parnaphelia including milk churns and a keg containing one thousand year old butter, is a display of butter bricks.

For opening times, admission prices, facilities, etc, please see their website.

Tips from locals

Check the website for details of the upcoming schedule of butter making demonstrations, to see traditional methods in practice.

Contact details
O'Connell Square, Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 30 minutes to 1 hour here.

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