Cork Butter Museum

Cork Butter Museum information

Cork City , Ireland
O'Connell Sq
+353 21 430 0600
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adult/child €4/3
Opening hours
10am-6pm Jul & Aug, to 5pm Mar-Jun, Sep & Oct, 11am-3pm Sat & Sun Nov-Feb
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Cork has a long tradition of butter manufacturing – in the 1860s it was the world's largest butter market, exporting butter throughout the then–British Empire – and the trade's history is told through the displays and dioramas of the Cork Butter Museum. The square in front of the museum is dominated by the neoclassical front of the Old Butter Market , and the striking, circular Firkin Crane building where butter casks were once weighed (it now houses a dance centre).