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.
Ulster Museum wins Best Permanent Exhibition in the UK
Monday 17 May 2010
The new Ulster Museum has won the top award for the Best Permanent Exhibition in United Kingdom museums.The award was announced in London at the annual Museums and Heritage Awards against stiff competition from the Natural History Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Ashmolean Museum.
Ulster Museum makes shortlist in Major UK Art Award
Friday 14 May 2010
The Ulster Museum in Belfast has been short-listed for the UK’s largest single arts prize, it was announced last night. The Art Fund Prize annually awards £100,000 to a museum or gallery for a project completed in the last year.
Culture Alert: The Poles are Coming!
Wednesday 5 May 2010
An international-scale charm offensive to promote Poland and its community in host cities throughout UK comes to Belfast this week. Part of the Polish-government backed Polska Year, Belfast’s Polish Cultural Week which is now in its fourth year includes music recitals and gigs, debates, fashion, food, photography and design exhibitions, kicks off in the Ulster Museum on Wednesday May 5.
The Art of History exhibition launched
Thursday 29 Apr 2010
The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum is providing a rare opportunity to view some of the most revealing images of early 19th century Ireland by Sampson Towgood Roch. Opening on April 30th, the exhibition “The Art of History: Watercolours of Irish Town Life in the 1820s” will include exquisite watercolours depicting a broad variety of aspects of life.
Folk Museum set for May Day Celebrations
Friday 23 Apr 2010
May Day Celebrations will be in full swing at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum on Monday 3rd May with traditional music and dance performances taking place throughout the museum.
Rare Breeds on Tour at the Ulster American Folk Park
Friday 23 Apr 2010
The Ulster American Folk Park will be filled with some unusual sounds and smells with the arrival of 20 breeds of rare native livestock from Ireland and England this Bank Holiday Weekend on May 2nd and 3rd.