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When Art becomes a Circus
Wednesday 21 Nov 2012
Belfast Children Rehearse John Luke’s ‘The Rehearsal’ at the Ulster Museum

Museum Choir in splendid voice ready for Christmas
Tuesday 20 Nov 2012
On the 5th, 12th and 22nd December, visitors will be invited to wrap up warm, leave the hustle and bustle of modern life behind and enjoy a musical Christmas treat at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum in Holywood, courtesy of the newly formed 50+ Christmas Choir, organised as part of the Live and Learn programme at National Museums Northern Ireland.

Celebrate Thanksgiving in true American style
Wednesday 14 Nov 2012
On Thursday 22 November the Ulster American Folk Park will lay out an all-American celebration, recreating the mood and flavours of a traditional Pennsylvanian Thanksgiving Day in times of Civil War.

Hallowe'en at The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
Thursday 18 Oct 2012
The scariest time of the year is creeping up on us again as the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum gets ready to welcome a host of witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls and all their young apprentices.

Museum Training Scheme launched
Monday 15 Oct 2012
Following the success of the first Collections Skills Initiative in 2011, twelve more people have secured the opportunity to develop their career in the museum sector.

Short’s SC1 aircraft receives Engineering Heritage Award
Friday 5 Oct 2012
Short’s SC1 vertical take-off aircraft receives Northern Ireland’s first Engineering Heritage Award. The aircraft, built in Belfast in 1960 and currently on display at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum at Cultra , was recognised as being the first British fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing aircraft.

Bluegrass Music Festival Online Survey
Friday 28 Sep 2012
Complete our short online survey for your chance to win two Free Full Weekend Passes to the next Bluegrass Music Festival at the Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh OR two free National Museums Northern Ireland family passes.

Be part of a Christmas Choir
Wednesday 26 Sep 2012
Would you like to be part of a Christmas Choir at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum? The Museum’s Live and Learn project will be piloting a Christmas Choir project between October and December 2012. The aim will be to gather together a team of enthusiastic volunteers to rehearse and perform seasonal carols and folk songs at the Folk Museum in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Home Rule and Ulster Covenant Artefacts Exhibition
Thursday 20 Sep 2012
A new exhibition exploring Home Rule and the Ulster Covenant opens to the public tomorrow (21st September) at the Ulster Museum.

A Very Modern Leda
Wednesday 22 Aug 2012
Top Northern Ireland based and internationally renowned hairdresser Andrew Mulvenna and photographer Lee Mitchell are to recreate a 500 year-old hairstyle to mark the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition currently on show at the Ulster Museum in Belfast. 

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