Offbeat

By Mollie Mansfield


These photographs show inside a 29-room museum dedicated solely to pigs – which used to be a slaughterhouse.

The three-floor Schweine Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, was opened on 1 May 2010, in the same venue that was formerly known as the Stuttgart slaughterhouse.

PICS BY SCHWEINE MUSEUM / CATERS NEWS

The 800 square metre museum includes over 50,000 exhibits from all over the world, and has 29 rooms dedicated to different ‘themes’ of pigs – including piggy banks and lucky pigs.

The exhibition also hosts pig memorabilia in every material imaginable – from gold, plush, wood, ceramics or cork, in the form of cups, paintings, letterboxes and ties.

PICS BY SCHWEINE MUSEUM / CATERS NEWS

However, despite the museum celebrating the great beast, they also boast of an extensive food menu in their on-site restaurant, Stuttgarter Schlacthof, which serves delicacies such as grilled succulent pork and crisp knuckle of pork.