Butter Museum

Address: The Tony O’Reilly Centre, O’Connell Square, Shandon, Cork

The Cork Butter Museum is a unique institution, celebrating one of the great success stories of Ireland, the butter trade. Located in the historic Shandon area of Cork city, the story begins with the central role of dairy culture in the island of saints and scholars.

The Cork Butter Museum goes on to describe the internationally important butter exchange in nineteenth century Cork, the traditional craft of home butter making and the modern success of the Kerrygold brand. In the course of this story, the commercial, social, and domestic life of Ireland is recalled.

Opening Times

March – October: 10.00 – 17.00

July – August: 10.00 – 18.00

November – February: 10.00 – 15.00 (Saturdays & Sundays only)

Group tours  & off-season visits by prior arrangement.

Butter-making demonstrations Saturdays at noon.


45 – 60 minutes approximately.