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Hallowe'en at Ulster Folk Museum

Ulster Folk Museum, 153 Bangor Road, Holywood, County Down, BT180EU
a little girl wearing a black witches hat


As we welcome in the darkness of winter and say farewell to the lighter half of the year, watch traditional turnip carving demonstrations, get hands-on at our Hallowe'en craft stations and listen to tales of Jack O Lantern in the RIC Barracks. Look out for the Armagh Rhymers, dressed in their traditional masks and costumes and watch eerie NI Screen Archives in the Picture House. Meet roving characters like the Old Hag and encounter their uncanny might even discover what the future holds for you in a cabbage reading!
There'll be a Hallowe'en trail for any little ones to follow and exhibit buildings to explore, dressed to welcome the spirits of Samhain. We'll have warm colcannon in Tea Lane and barmbrack in Bank House, with preserves and cordials to taste in Drumnahunshin.

Help us solve a murder mystery as you meet suspicious characters across the weekend. Guess who the guilty party is before the killer is revealed on Hallowe'en day on the 31st on our Ulster Folk Museum socials!
Our Hallowe'en activities will be taking place on the following dates and time:

• Saturday 28th October – 11:00 to 16:00
• Sunday 29th October – 11:00 to 16:00
• Monday 30th October – 10:00 to 16:00
• Tuesday 31st October – 10:00 to 16:00

Book your general admission tickets through the link.


Event Facilities

  • Booking Required

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Station nearby

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£11.50 per ticket
Child£7.00 per ticket
Concession£9.00 per ticket
Family£32.00 per ticket

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

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Opening Times

Season (28 Oct 2023 - 31 Oct 2023)
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
Monday - Tuesday10:00 - 16:00

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Visitors enjoying picnics in the grounds of the Folk MuseumUlster 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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