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Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

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Address: | Cultura, Holywood, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9042 8428
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11:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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Explore thatched cottages, farms, schools and shops as you experience life...

Explore thatched cottages, farms, schools and shops as you experience life from over 100 years ago. Chat to costumed visitor guides as they demonstrate traditional crafts and meet farm animals in the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum. Discover more than 500 original artefacts at TITANICa, climb on and off majestic steam locomotives and explore horse drawn carriages, electric trams, boats, motorbikes, fire-engines and vintage cars in the Transport Museum.

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Visited here last week and found it very interesting. Think we preferred the Transport museum but the Folk museum was really very good as well. It was extremely quiet when we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Kieran M
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited here last week and found it very interesting. Think we preferred the Transport museum but the Folk museum was really very good as well. It was extremely quiet when we were there and think it would have been better with more people around- but it was through the week when we visited and the weekend. Also the weather was... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Explore thatched cottages, farms, schools and shops as you experience life from over 100 years ago. Chat to costumed visitor guides as they demonstrate traditional crafts . Visitors can wander through the past and discover how people lived . The Folk Museum tells the story of life in early 20th century Ulster. A bygone era is recreated in a rural... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday 12th of February mustve been the coldest this year but we braved the elements and enjoyed the visit very much. We were glad to get our hot chocolate in the cafe. Houses with fires were most welcome. We managed to stay 2 and a half hours.

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Thank Andrene B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went just to the transport bit as my children are a bit small for the folk part. They loved it. Loads of trains, buses, cars etc. Was running about all day with a smile on his face. Well worth a visit. Think next time we will take the train up for added fun.

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Ennis, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't have time to visit the Transport Museum--spent all my time in the Ulster Folk Museum. I loved how thorough it was-- the real farm implements at the ironmongers (and the helpful staff person who patiently answered not only my but two classes of children's questions!), the detail of the drapery, print shop and was fascinated by the items... More 

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Thank Kathy L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a sunny January day - Perfect for a walk around the brilliantly designed and intriguing old village that has been created in this quiet part of County Down. From the first steps onto 'Cluan Place' to the walk through the rural areas it was excellent. Very informative and easy to follow - perfect for people of all... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Folk Museum in January with very cold but sunny weather.It was really interesting to see all houses from different times and social backgrounds. The people around were very friendly, helpful and brought back life to the centuries. What a great stay! I recommend to everyone who visits this area

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Thank MaiMez
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

(*Folk museum only) Interesting collective of buildings -- some replicas, some moved/restored -- dating from the 19th century and older to recreate how people in Northern Ireland used to live, based on their occupations and/or economic lot in life. From the movie house to the post office to the bank to the hardware store to the farmers to the schoolhouse... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Decided to visit the folk museum after seeing an advert for having events on, very disappointing that the only event on was one lady cooking soda bread on a fire. Also no animals at advertised farms so we had a very disappointed child. The museum is excellent especially the transport museum which is thoroughly enjoyed

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The museum is in two parts and you can buy a joint ticket for both or visit them separately. We visited over Christmas so it was quiet. The folk museum was wonderful and we could easily have spend a good part of a day there wandering around, having a cup of tea in the tea rooms and exploring. Unfortunately some... More 

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