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Journey back in time and discover the stories of Irish emigration to the New World in the 18th and 19th centuries

Explore rural Ulster and the American frontier as you walk in the footsteps of bold migrants who set sail for the New World. Learn about the lives left behind, the hardships endured on the journey and the pioneering spirit that led to new lives in a new world. Wander the pathways of rural Ulster and meet historical characters nestled in welcoming farmhouses as you hear about their lives in Ireland. Board the Brig Union ship and experience the cramped quarters where hundreds of people lived during the Atlantic crossing. Emerge in the New World and find out how Ulster peoples emigration had an impact throughout North America.

They recommend you give yourself between 2 and 3 hours to explore all that the museum has to offer, including the ‘Bad Bridget’ exhibition that shines a light on the heart-wrenching tales of women who emigrated from 1838 to 1918.

They advise visitors to please pre-book tickets in advance of your visit. Please note, the café is currently closed until further notice, however there are picnic benches throughout the park and an indoor seating area for those who would like to bring a packed lunch.

Find out what’s on at Ulster American Folk Park, how to get there and what to expect from your visit at www.ulsteramericanfolkpark.org
  • 2 Mellon Road
  • Castletown
  • Omagh
  • Antrim
  • BT78 5QU
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Top Reasons To Visit

  • Immerse yourself in the stories of Ulster emigration
  • Visit authentic exhibit buildings and thatched cottages
  • Explore the tales of Irish women who emigrated from 1838 to 1918
  • Discover special events across all the seasons
  • Meet historical characters and listen to their stories of emigration
  • Admission

    • Adult: £9.90
    • Senior: £7.70
    • Student (with valid ID): £7.70
    • Child (5 to 17): £6.05

       

    • Child (under 5): Free

       

    • Family 1+3 (1 adult & up to 3 children): £5.23 per person

       

    • Family 2+3 (2 adults & up to 3 children): £5.50 per person

       

    • Carers (with valid ID): Free

       

    • Accessibility: Free

       

    • Members: Free

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