See and Do

Rediscover our town and countryside and experience what life was like in Ulster over 100 years ago.

Reconnect with the values, skills and customs of Ulster from over 100 years ago. Take a stroll through rolling countryside and bustling town of Ballycultra filled with authentic shops and buildings, and meet the costumed guides bringing it all to life. 

All of our exhibit buildings will be open for you to enjoy, unless maintenance work is going on in which case there will be clear signage. We ask you not to handle objects when inside exhibit buildings in order to keep you, and them, safe.

See a variety of folk activities and traditional crafts demonstrations every day, from tweed weaving to blacksmithing to printing. Ask one of our Visitor Team for more details on daily demonstrations when you arrive.

Breathe in the fresh air and explore the beautiful countryside where whitewashed farmhouses dot the fields. Stop by our farm to say hello to the animals that once kept rural life turning. Explore our self guided 'Languages of Ulster' tour, exploring the story of the Irish language through the places and people of the Ulster Folk Museum.

Our Visitor Team will be on hand throughout your journey to answer your questions.

If you are planning to visit Ulster Transport Museum too, we recommend you leave a further two hours to enjoy all that the Transport Museum has to offer. Please note, we are no longer able to provide a dual ticket for the Ulster Folk Museum and Ulster Transport Museum, and therefore you must book a separate ticket here.

Things to see at the Ulster Folk Museum, Cultra

The Folk Museum tells the story of life in early 20th century Ulster.  A bygone era is recreated in a rural landscape of farms, cottages, traditional crops and local breeds of livestock.

Click below to learn more about each exhibition building.

Things to see