The Butter Museum (Cork)
The Butter Museum celebrates 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 Museum goes on to describe the internationally important Butter Exchange in nineteenth century Cork.
By this period the Cork butter market had become the world’s largest and was a pivotal to Cork’s success in maritime trade. In the course of this story, the commercial, social, and domestic life of Ireland is recalled.