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Ulster Folk Museum

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153 Bangor Road, Cultra, Holywood, County Down, BT18 0EU
Visitors enjoying picnics in the grounds of the Folk Museum

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About

Refresh the connection at Ulster Folk Museum, a place where traditions and heritage skills are preserved and celebrated to help connect our past to our present. There are many ways to reconnect with heritage and the environment at the museum through the themes of making, growing and living. From seasonal events and hand-picked programmes, to discovering the folk collection and stories from rural Ulster past.

Experience daily craft demonstrations from blacksmithing to basket weaving* and wander the winding country lanes taking in the views and wildlife. 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 learn more about all upcoming events. 

*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£11.50 per ticket
Child Admission£7.00 per ticket
Family 1 Adult & 3 Children£6.12 per ticket
Family 2 Adults & 2 Children£6.40 per ticket
Family 2 Adults & 3 Children£6.40 per ticket
Senior/Student Admission£9.00 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

Saturday, 22nd June 2024 - Saturday, 22nd June 2024

A person standing at the entrance of a white stone cottage with yellow rimmed windows and a thatch roofBehind the Scenes: Building ConservationBehind the scenes at the Ulster Folk Museum, a huge amount of work goes on to maintain and conserve our unique collections of buildings. On Saturday 22nd June, our Built Heritage and Capital Projects Manager, Katherine McClean, will be leading a special guided tour exploring the important work that…
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Saturday, 29th June 2024 - Saturday, 29th June 2024

Ferguson Tractor DayCelebrate the heritage of the Ferguson Tractor on Saturday 29th June at the Ulster Folk Museum, with ploughing and cultivating demonstrations using vintage Ferguson tractors.
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Saturday, 6th July 2024 - Saturday, 6th July 2024

Craft Workshops at the Ulster Folk MuseumCraft Workshops: BlacksmithingBecome a Blacksmith for the day at this bespoke, craft workshop on Saturday 6th July.
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Saturday, 6th July 2024 - Saturday, 6th July 2024

Homes in Focus: Corradreenan FarmhouseHomes in Focus is a series of intimate talks that take place in the Ulster Folk Museum's beautiful buildings, where we'll be diving deep into the lives of those who lived in them and the history of these unique homes.
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Map & Directions

Opening Times

Season (1 Oct 2024 - 28 Feb 2025)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Friday10:00 - 16:00
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00

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

October - February
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 - 16:00
Monday closed (except for Northern Ireland Bank holidays)
Closed 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th December and also New Years Day (1st January 2024).

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