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Discovery Farm – Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

Ulster Folk &Transport Museum, 153 Bangor Road, Holywood, County Down, BT18 0EU
a photograph of two people dressed in old clothing with a goat and a chicken outside some cottages

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Stroll back in time and uncover a way of life on the farms of 100 years ago as you explore a number of farmhouses and farm-related buildings. From Donegal to the Mourne Mountains explore their daily tasks, meet the people who lived on the land and looked after the animals. There was always plenty for everyone to do – and it’s still the same today!

Roll up your sleeves to help feed the hens as they wander around the yard, meet the donkeys as they greet you at the fence or have a taste of what’s cooking in the farmhouse kitchen. Try your hand at turnip-cutting, watch traditional farm machinery in action or have a go at rope making. From country cooking to butter making, sheep shearing to horse grooming, Discovery Farm will offers visitors an unrivalled, authentic experience of country living from 100 years ago. Each reflects traditional methods of farming, ranging from small scale to commercial, in diverse landscapes which have been recreated to represent the areas in which they were originally located.


Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Open Sundays


  • Picnic Area
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Euros accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Dogs accepted by arrangement

Travel & Trade

  • Family Discount

Guide Prices

Special dual site ticket:

Adult: £11
Child (5-18 years): £6
Concession: £8.50
Unemployed: Free of charge
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children): £29
Family (1 adults & up to 3 children): £22
Children under 4 years: Free of charge

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Opening Times

* October to February: Tuesday to Friday 10:00 to 16:00. Saturday and Sunday 11:00 to 16:00.
Monday closed (except on Northern Ireland bank holidays)

March to September: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 to 17:00.
Monday closed (except on Northern Ireland bank holidays)

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