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Smithing at the Folk, 4 June - Experience AND 2023

Ulster Folk Museum, 153 Bangor Road, Cultra, County Down, BT18 0EU
coppersmithing copper jewellery workshop


Part of Experience Ards and North Down 2023. Click here to see the full programme. 


* New for 2023* Be inspired by the Ulster Folk Museum site during this unique coppersmithing experience with local provider Lake and Oak Coppersmithing.

As part of a small group, you’ll start the day with a wander around our museum’s rural grounds, taking in the nature and learning about folklore connected with some of our native species. During the afternoon you will produce your very own fold formed copper sculpture with guidance from Matthew and Caron from Lake and Oak Coppersmithing. The workshop involves using hammers, chisels, files and blow torches to bring your copper creation to life inspired by the beauty and tradition of the Ulster Folk Museum site.

All levels of experience are welcome!

Things to note
Minimum age is 12yrs, ticket applicable. No concession.
Anyone under 18yrs must be accompanied by a paying adult.
All levels of experience welcome.
Be prepared for outdoor weather and wear outdoor shoes for your walk around the Ulster Folk Museum site.
Fee includes entrance to the Ulster Folk Museum, so participants can enjoy time in the museum before or after their experience. Directions on where to meet will be given at reception kiosk on arrival.

Ulster Folk Museum has many historic buildings which aren’t completely accessible to visitors. Due to the historic nature of their design, you’ll find uneven surfaces and stepped access to some of the older buildings and there are a variety of ground surfaces and hills around the rural parts of the museum, to be expected with it being an outdoor museum. Our team will be there to provide assistance and guidance to anyone who needs it and mobility scooters or all-terrain wheelchairs can be booked in advance by emailing or calling +44 (0)28 9039 5292.

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Getting there
Located off the main A2 Belfast/Bangor carriageway - from Belfast follow signage to Bangor.
Cultra is an area known for the Culloden Hotel and Spa, The Ulster Transport Museum and the Ulster Folk Museum.
The Ulster Folk Museum entrance from Belfast is shared with that of it's sister museum, Ulster Transport Museum.
Parking is available at the Ulster Folk Museum.
From Bangor direction, follow signage to Ulster Folk and Transport Museums.


Online booking fee applies.

All details subject to change.

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Minimum age welcome is 12yrs. No concession prices.
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