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Hallowe'en at Ulster Folk Museum

Ulster Folk Museum, 153 Bangor Road, Holywood, County Down, BT18 0EU
Halloween at Ulster Folk Museum


Step back in time at Ulster Folk Museum and experience a traditional 'Samhain' (pronounced sow-an), or Hallowe'en as we know it today.

The village of Ballycultra is not all it seems…it's full of traditions and stories, some of which may give you a fright. While you're exploring keep your eyes peeled for any unusual or unsavoury characters, and listen as they recount spooky tales from times gone by.

Leftover turnips from the harvest will be carved with scary faces to help ward off restless souls, and you can try your hand at our special Hallowe'en crafts. There'll be music in the streets from the Armagh Rhymers, and traditional Hallowe'en fayre to try.

Learn about the gory history of medicine in Northern Ireland with the team from Ulster University's Epidemic Belfast podcast…not for the squeamish! And experience the magical prowess of magician Trevor Price.

Opening hours:

Saturday 29th October 11:00-16:00
Sunday 30th October 11:00-16:00
Monday 31st October 10:00-16:00

An accessible bus will be available on all days, to transport people from the overflow car park up the hill to the museum site.

Book your general admission ticket to celebrate Hallowe'en at Ulster Folk Museum



  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Station nearby

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£9.90 per ticket
Child£6.05 per ticket
Concession£7.70 per ticket
Family£5.23 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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Children enjoying the autumn leaves in the museum groundsUlster Folk Museum, HolywoodRefresh the connection at Ulster Folk Museum, a place where traditions and heritage skills are preserved and celebrated to help shape future generations.

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