With a name like that, it’s no surprise 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.
Cork City› Attraction
Cork Butter Museum
John Redmond St., Cork, Co. Cork
Our Rating Hours March–Oct daily 10am–5pm; Nov–Feb Sat–Sun 11am–3pm. Closed Mon–Fri Nov–Feb Phone 021/430-0600 Prices Admission €4 adults; €3 seniors and students; €2 children under 18; children 11 and under free Web site Cork Butter Museum
MapJohn Redmond St., Cork, Co. Cork Cork City
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