Ulster Folk Museum

Ulster Folk Museum

Museum

Ulster Folk Museum
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Step back in time and experience what life was like in Ulster over 100 years ago.

Wander Ulster Folk Museum's rolling countryside and bustling town filled with authentic, period buildings.You’ll find an old-time picture house, post office and corner shop on streets inhabited by people in period dress.Try your hand at basket weaving or see a blacksmith hard at work.


Take a ride on an old bus into the countryside, where whitewashed farmhouses dot the fields. Meet some of the horses, donkeys and hens that kept the rural world turning.


Spring and summer see this unique landscape burst with new life: budding flowers in the meadows, green leaves on the trees and baby animals in the fields. You’ll love every minute.

Opening times

March to September

  • Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

October to February

  • Tuesday to Friday 10:00 – 16:00

  • Saturday & Sunday 11:00 – 16:00

The Ulster Folk Museum is closed on Mondays (except for Northern Ireland Bank Holidays) as well as Christmas closures.

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Cairn Wood (Ballysallagh Forest)
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Holywood Sea Park and Sea Front
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Helen's Bay
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Helen's Bay is a village on the northern coast of County Down, Northern Ireland.

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Ulster Transport Museum
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Be transported back in time and explore one of the most comprehensive transport collections in Europe.

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Crawfordsburn Country Park and Beach
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We invite you to come and explore Crawfordsburn Country Park. This scenic and tranquil park is situated on the coast bet...

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Dundonald
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