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Ulster Folk Museum

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153 Bangor Road, Cultra, Holywood, County Down, BT18 0EU
Children enjoying the autumn leaves in the museum grounds

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Refresh the connection at Ulster Folk Museum, a place where traditions and heritage skills are preserved and celebrated to help shape future generations. Experience daily craft demonstrations from blacksmithing to basket weaving*, wander the winding lanes of the rural site taking in the views and wildlife, and learn about life in rural Ulster. To make the most of you visit we recommend you take 2 to 3 hours to explore all the Ulster Folk Museum has to offer.

Visit the Ulster Folk Museum website to browse the fantastic range of exhibitions and events currently on!

*Please note, the museum has a minimum of three demonstrations happening daily.

There are a limited number of mobility scooters and wheelchairs available for any visitors with additional accessibility needs. These can be booked in advance by emailing info@nationalmuseumsni.org. 

Food & Drink
Why not treat yourself to lunch in the on-site café, Ballycultra Tearooms, serving a range of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks. There are also picnic tables located around the site.

Gift Shop
The main gift shop includes a range of items inspired by our museum.

Accessibility:
We have a limited number of mobility scooters and wheelchairs available for any visitors with additional accessibility needs. These can be booked in advance by emailing info@nationalmuseumsni.org. 

Facilities

Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Open Sundays

Catering

  • Picnic Area
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Online Booking
  • 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

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Admission£9.90 per ticket
Child Admission£6.05 per ticket
Family 1 Adult & 3 Children£5.23 per ticket
Family 2 Adults & 2 Children£5.50 per ticket
Family 2 Adults & 3 Children£5.50 per ticket
Senior/Student Admission£7.70 per ticket
Under 5Free

We offer 10% discount on the standard adult rate for groups of 15 persons or more. To book a group visit please phone (028) 9042 8428.

Events

Friday, 2nd December 2022 - Friday, 2nd December 2022

Friday, 9th December 2022 - Friday, 9th December 2022

a  blacksmith at ulster folk museum*Sold Out* Making Christmas: Blacksmithing WorkshopGet hands-on this Christmas with our blacksmithing workshop.
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Friday, 9th December 2022 - Friday, 9th December 2022

Friday, 16th December 2022 - Friday, 16th December 2022

Christmas Evenings at Ulster Folk MuseumChristmas Evenings at Ulster Folk MuseumEnjoy a night of Christmas magic in Ballycultra
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Saturday, 10th December 2022 - Saturday, 10th December 2022

foraged leaves and other materials on a blue table*Sold Out* Making Christmas: Wreath Making WorkshopConnect with nature and make your own Christmas wreath with foraged materials
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Saturday, 10th December 2022 - Sunday, 11th December 2022

Saturday, 17th December 2022 - Sunday, 18th December 2022

Tuesday, 20th December 2022 - Friday, 23rd December 2022

Visit Father Christmas at Ulster Folk Museum *Sold Out* Visit Father Christmas at Ulster Folk MuseumExperience a magical visit with Father Christmas in the Ulster Folk Museum
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Wednesday, 14th December 2022 - Wednesday, 14th December 2022

Carol singing in the church at Ulster Folk MuseumCarols by Candlelight at Ulster Folk MuseumA magical evening of traditional carols with the Fortwilliam Musical Society
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Opening Times

10:00 to 16:00 (1 Oct 2022 - 28 Feb 2023)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Friday10:00 - 16:00
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00

* March to September
Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday closed (except for Northern Ireland Bank holidays)

October to February
Tuesday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday and Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
Monday closed (except for Northern Ireland Bank holidays)

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