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Bluegrass Festival Hits the Right Note
Monday 23 Aug 2010
Organisers of one of Europe’s biggest Bluegrass festivals are looking forward to a weekend of some of the world’s best known Bluegrass bands. 

Traditional Breeds make debut at Museum
Tuesday 17 Aug 2010
The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum has teamed up with the newly formed Traditional Farm Livestock Foundation to host its first ever Native and Traditional Breeds Weekend.

Ulster Museum's Education Programme wins UK award
Tuesday 10 Aug 2010
The Ulster Museum has achieved a prestigious Sandford Award for Museum and Heritage education. The UK-wide accreditation scheme is awarded to museums who achieve excellence in the provision of heritage education programmes.  

Ulster Museum Welcomes 500,000th Visitor
Thursday 5 Aug 2010
The number of visitors to the award-winning Ulster Museum has topped the 500,000 mark – just nine months after re-opening.

Folk Park celebrates American Independence with a bang
Thursday 1 Jul 2010
The Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, will mark American Independence Day this year with a major three day festival. 

Sounds of Louisiana to Omagh
Wednesday 30 Jun 2010
American Independence Day will be celebrated at the Ulster American Folk Park with an electric performance of Cajun fiddle swing music by Louisiana band, L’Angelus.

Ulster Museum wins top UK award
Tuesday 29 Jun 2010
The Ulster Museum has won one of the most prestigious museums prizes in the world - the coveted UK Art Fund Prize. At a special awards ceremony in London last night, the museum was presented with £100,000.

McCallister House takes residence
Thursday 10 Jun 2010
The first phase of a £2.4m New World Development expansion was unveiled today at the Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh. 

Local Artist gets the Mark of the 2012 Olympics
Friday 28 May 2010
An exciting art commission for the exhibition The Art of History: Watercolours of Irish Town Life in the 1820s by Sampson Towgood Roch (1757-1847) currently being exhibited at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum has been granted the prestigious ‘Inspire Mark’ - the badge of the London 2012 Inspire Programme.

Visitors get 'sew' hands on at Ulster American Folk Park
Tuesday 18 May 2010
Visitors to the Ulster American Folk Park this weekend will be able get ‘hands on’ with the award-winning museum’s  latest exhibition. ‘Through the Eye of the Needle’ – a fascinating exhibition charting the history of the simple sewing needle – opened earlier this year and, this weekend, visitors of all ages will be able to test their own needlework skills.

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