Immerse yourself in the story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life.
The indoor exhibition at the Ulster American Folk Park examines life in Ulster in the 18th and 19th centuries. It reveals the reasons behind the exodus and shows how the settlers adapted to and impacted on, a new and unfamiliar environment.
The ultimate in living history, the outdoor museum brings to life people's daily routines and activities in both the Old and New Worlds. Notable buildings include the famous Mellon Homestead, as well as buildings from America which have been relocated to the museum.
An Ulster street, complete with original shop fronts, and an American street have been reconstructed alongside a full-scale dockside galley and ship, the Brig Union. Together they recreate the conditions that many thousands of emigrants experienced before, during and after the arduous Atlantic crossing.
The Ulster American Folk Park is part of National Museums Northern Ireland, which also includes the Ulster Museum, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, the W5 Science Centre and Armagh County Museum.
Top Reasons To Visit
- Immerse yourself in the story of Irish emigration
- Journey from the thatched cottages of Ulster to the log cabins of the American Frontier
- Superb value for money day out
A Step In Time Exhibition
A Step in Time: The Story of Irish Dance has almost 100 objects telling the story of Irish dance at home and away over the last 125 years, drawing on collections from across National Museums NI. The exhibition includes references to the 1904 Feis in the Glens of Antrim and to the work of The Gaelic League in promoting Irish language, dance, and traditional crafts in the USA in the early 1900s. Personal stories of emigrants and those who travelled abroad as performers are woven into the exhibition and explored further in a series of events associated with the exhibition.
- Adults: £9
- Children (5-18 years): £5.50
- Concession: £7
- Family (2 adults & 3 children): £25
- Family (1 adult & 3 children): £19
- Children under 5 years: Free