Opening Hours

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Mar to Oct: Mon - Sat 10:00am – 4:00pm; Sundays 11.00 -  4.00

November  Mon -  Fri 11.00 - 3.00, Sat & Sun 10.00 -  4.00

 

 

Butter Making Demonstrations

Butter making demonstrations at 12.00 on Saturday

Admission Prices

Full €4.00, Seniors/Students €3.00, Children €1.50
Family group, under 12’s no charge.

 

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    Butter making demonstration
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    Watch a short video about the museum

Cork’s unique museum: the story of Ireland’s most important food export and the world’s largest butter market

Oct 18, 2019

Scenes from the recent exhibition at Dairygold in Mitchelstown marking the centenary of Mitchelstown Co-op.  The Butter Museum loaned a number of items for the exhibition.

Oct 18, 2019
Oct 15, 2019
Oct 15, 2019
Oct 10, 2019

Gloria enjoying the leftover butter milk from our butter making at the Cork Public Museum, part of the Digging the Past Programme; Beans is taking a cautious few drops.

Oct 10, 2019
Oct 07, 2019
Oct 04, 2019

Poster for the forthcoming performance of IM-IAM

Oct 04, 2019
Oct 04, 2019

Scenes from butter making demonstrations at the Cork Public Museum on Friday 27th September as part of the “Dig the Past” programme of events.

Oct 04, 2019
Oct 02, 2019
Sep 23, 2019

Images from Sara Hernandez’s performance of IM-I AM at the Museum on Thursday 12th of September.  The piece was also choreographed by Ms Hernandez.

Sep 23, 2019
Sep 16, 2019
Jul 24, 2019

Don at a recent butter making; photo by Christiana Kazakou

Jul 24, 2019
Jul 24, 2019

Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary butter wrapper

Jul 24, 2019
Jul 22, 2019
Jul 22, 2019
Jul 19, 2019

Cow’s udder from The Book of the Dairy, by W. Fleishmann (1896)

Jul 19, 2019
May 25, 2019

Press Launch for the Old Butter Roads Food Festival

May 25, 2019
May 13, 2019
May 13, 2019
Mar 01, 2019

Images of the refurbished Butter Museum, which opened today.

Mar 01, 2019
Jan 10, 2019

Grazing, Lismore, Co, Waterford, December 2018

Jan 10, 2019
Jan 10, 2019
Jan 04, 2019

Ceramic plate for cutting butter; from a shop in Co. Sligo.  Made by J. Newman, Scale Manufacturer and General Shopfitter, 136 Capel Street, Dublin.

Jan 04, 2019
Jan 03, 2019
Jan 03, 2019

Clearout preparatory to the refurbishment

Jan 03, 2019
Jan 03, 2019

Memorial Plaque and Statue in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Jan 03, 2019
Jan 03, 2019

German Butter Girl

Jan 03, 2019
Nov 07, 2018

Some of our milk churns in the lift en route upstairs.  The ground floor is being cleared in preparation for the refurbishment that is to start soon.

Nov 07, 2018
Nov 07, 2018

Scenes from the 4th Annual Lecture in UCC on the 1st November.  Joe Gill, from Goodbody Stockbroker’s, gave a talk on Irish Food in the Next Century.

Nov 07, 2018
Oct 28, 2018

Fermoy Men’s  Club outside the Museum after a tour on Tuesday.

Oct 28, 2018
Oct 22, 2018

Walking tour of Shandon as part of Urban October, Sunday 14th October

Oct 22, 2018
Oct 04, 2018

View of a group of French agriculture students in the Museum last Monday

Oct 04, 2018
Oct 04, 2018

A group of Austrian travel writers, and their guide, Miriam Ahern, prior to their visit to the Museum last Saturday. 

Oct 04, 2018
Oct 01, 2018

Oola Creamery, Oola, Co. Limerick, Sep 2018

Oct 01, 2018
Sep 24, 2018

Scenes from a recent walking tour of Shandon

Sep 24, 2018
Sep 13, 2018

Guardian article on the benefits of dairy, in moderation

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/sep/11/dairy-in-moderation-is-good-for-heart-health-study-finds

Sep 13, 2018
Sep 13, 2018
Sep 13, 2018

In Bruges

Sep 13, 2018
Sep 06, 2018

List of butter merchants in Cork city in 1856; of the seventy two listed, two thirds are in the Shandon area

Sep 06, 2018
Sep 06, 2018

Extract from a recent post on Conde Nast.com on Cork.  The Butter Museum is described as “interesting”. A link to the full piece, by Mark Bolton, is on our links page.

Sep 06, 2018
Sep 06, 2018

From “The Reliques of Father Prout”

Sep 06, 2018
Sep 06, 2018
Sep 06, 2018

A dairy thermometer recently acquired by the Museum

Sep 06, 2018
Aug 20, 2018

Visitors to the Butter Museum, Heritage Day, 18th August 2018; photos Roland Paschhoff

Aug 20, 2018
Aug 03, 2018

The old and the new in West Cork; bulk tanks and a donkey.  Image from Drinagh Co-op website

Aug 03, 2018
Aug 02, 2018
Aug 02, 2018
Aug 02, 2018
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Aug 02, 2018
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Aug 02, 2018