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The Emigrants exhibition tells the story of over 5 million people who left Ireland. Find out about the causes of emigration, the journey across the ocean and life in Ulster and America.
The focus of this tour is on emigration between 1815 and 1850. The tour traces the experience of three emigrant families – the Mellons, the Campbells and the Hughes, at the Folk Park.
Discover crafts and agricultural and domestic skills which were once part of everyday life in rural Ulster and America. Try a craft and the group will have a sample to bring back to class.
Pupils discover how life style and technology changes over time by investigating real artefacts from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age.
The Ulster American Folk Park At Home learning programme allows children to use their five senses to find out about living in a thatched cottage.
A study of rural life in Ulster covering housing, everyday life, domestic industry, forge work, agriculture, schooldays and traditional customs at the Folk Park.
Many emigrants who left Ireland in the 18th century were Presbyterians who had previously come from Scotland. Concentrating on the stories of the Campbells and Mellons, the group will examine life in Ulster and America at this time
Look at the Victorian shop fronts, explore the craft of the saddler, printer, chemist and visit the post office. Travel to America by ship and compare the shopping experience in the American General Store.
An outdoor environmental programme developed to allow opportunities to focus on issues of sustainable development, using history as a stimulus.
Dress up as Sarah and James to explore the lives of children two hundred years ago. Experience a week in the children’s lives - see their home, visit their Granny and Aunt Mary, meet the blacksmith and teacher and go to church.