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Step back one hundred years and discover the traditions and heritage of Ulster’s past at Ulster Folk Museum.

Celebrate the everyday skills, customs and traditions passed down over many generations at Ulster Folk Museum. Discover how keeping the heritage of our ancestors alive can help us reconnect with our past to grow and thrive in the world today. Explore authentic exhibit buildings, speak to historic characters and meet the makers as they perform daily craft demonstrations such as basket making, blacksmithing and baking.

Visit the Ballycultra Tearooms for a light bite and refreshment during your visit, or bring a picnic to enjoy using one of the many picnic benches located on the museum site. It is advised that visitors pre-book their tickets in advance.

Find out what to expect from your visit, how to get here and what’s on at ulsterfolkmuseum.org.

Bronze - Green Tourism Accredited 
  • 153 Bangor Road
  • Cultra
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT18 0EU
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Top Reasons To Visit

  • Celebrates Ulster’s folk heritage and traditions
  • Daily demonstrations by talented makers
  • Reconnect with nature in the stunning landscape of the museum
  • Committed to sharing sustainable ways of living
  • Special events throughout the year
  • Admission

    • Adult: £11.50
    • Senior: £9.00
    • Student (with valid ID): £9.00
    • Child (5 to 17): £7.00
    • Child (under 5): Free
    • Family 1+3 (1 adult & up to 3 children): £6.12 per person
    • Family 2+3 (2 adults & up to 3 children): £6.40 per person
    • Carers (with valid ID): Free
    • Accessibility: Free
    • Members: Free

Summer Craft Activities

15.65 KM
17 Jul - 31 Aug 2024
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If you're visiting the Ulster Folk Museum this summer, you can get involved in their drop-in craft activities!

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Ladybird and Shieldbug Training Workshop

15.65 KM
Sat, 03 Aug 2024, 10:00am

Interested in learning about biodiversity? Join on Saturday 3rd August for a species identification workshop with the National Biodiversity Data Centre (NBDC).

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Making Festival

15.65 KM
17 - 18 Aug 2024
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Makers, crafters and DIY-ers, the Folk Museum Making Festival returns on Saturday 17th August & Sunday 18th August.

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Apple Harvest Cooking and Lunch Experience

15.65 KM
Sat, 07 Sep 2024, 12:00pm

Come along to this Apple Harvest Lunch on 7th September in collaboration with Lightfoot Bangor.

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Autumn Foraging Workshop

15.65 KM
Sun, 15 Sep 2024, 11:00am

Join foraging and food expert Clare McQuillan for an Autumn foraging walk around the rural surroundings of the Ulster Folk Museum, and discover a treasure of…

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Behind the Scenes: Library and Archives

15.65 KM
Sat, 05 Oct 2024, 11:00am

Discover beautiful books, manuscripts, maps, diaries, illustrations and first-hand recorded accounts from the National Museums NI archives.

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Tree Folklore Walk

15.65 KM
Sat, 19 Oct 2024, 11:00am

Get inspired by history, folklore and mythology of trees in this guided walk with The Conservation Volunteers.

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