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COVID-19 Update

Due to the latest guidance from the NI Executive, our museums will remain closed for a planned three week period ending on 11 December. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to our museums when it is safe to do so and we would like to thank the public for their continued support and patience.

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Christmas at National Museums NI

We’re unwrapping a truly traditional Christmas at our museums this year.

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Join us for a magical Christmas at National Museums NI. We've seasonal celebrations at the Ulster Folk Museum and the Ulster American Folk Park guaranteed to spark the spirit of Christmas in the whole family. 

Journey back in time and delight in simplier pleasures. Hear stories of bygone years by the firelight. Smell festive fayre freshly baked on an open hearth. Experience seasonal craft demonstrations and see decorations made by hand. Reconnect with the values, customs and traditions associated with wintertime in Ulster and Frontier America. 

Find out below what's on this Christmas at National Museums NI.

Christmas at the Ulster Folk Museum

Step back in time to Ballycultra where you’ll experience the true spirit of Christmas from 100 years ago.

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Christmas at the Ulster American Folk Park

Create magical memories this festive season as you receive a warm Christmas welcome at the Ulster American Folk Park this year.  Take in the sights, sounds and smells and experience a traditional Christmas of the 1900’s in rural Ulster and the American Frontier.

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