With a name like that, it’s not a surprised that this place has turned up on several “world’s quirkiest museums” lists, but the fun little Cork Butter Museum is more than just a celebration of tasty Irish dairy produce. From 1770 until the 1920s, Cork was the largest exporter of butter in the world, peaking at half a million casks annually by the turn of the 20th century. The museum chronicles that industrial past, using butter as a springboard to explore wider stories about Irish farming, society, and industry, from the middle ages onward. It’s surprisingly enlightening.
- Jack Jewers