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COVID-19 Update

The Ulster Museum, Ulster Folk Museum, Ulster Transport Museum and Ulster American Folk Park are all reopened.  We’re looking forward to welcoming you back!  Pre-book your date and time slot online now.

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See and Do

Rediscover the story of transport and social change in this part of the world

Strap yourself in for a journey through time at Ulster Transport Museum. See the evolution of transport – and the impact it’s had on people and society from the start of the modern era. You’ll discover the stories of the people and machines that embody Northern Ireland’s long tradition of innovation and engineering excellence.

All of our galleries are open for you to enjoy including our new Museum of Innovation in the Land, Sea and Sky galleries.  Our much-loved DeLorean has been moved from its usual spot and is part of this new exhibition.

To keep you and our staff safe we will be managing the number of visitors in the galleries at any one time and we have introduced a new one-way flow system. Remember to keep a safe distance from others inside the galleries and use hand sanitising stations dotted throughout. We ask you not to touch objects in our exhibition galleries in order to keep you, and them, safe. Access to our trains and trams is restricted for now so please don’t climb aboard.

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

What's On

We have some exciting new daily activities for you to enjoy on your next visit. Ask one of our Visitor Team for more information about our activities when you arrive. 

Transport Highlight Tours

Experience everything the Ulster Transport Museum has to offer with our new daily Highlight Tours. Join us each day at 10am, 12pm or 2pm for a bespoke guided tour with one of our expert Visitor Team. Suitable for all ages, learn the story of transport and social change in this part of the world as you're guided around highlights from our unique transport collection. Tours are limited to groups of 6 people. Book your space at our Admission Desk on your arrival to the museum. 

Storytelling sessions

Join our brand new children's storytelling sessions in the heart of our rail gallery every hour. Bring the kids along to hear tales of trains, planes and automobiles and let their imagination run free. Storytelling sessions are limited to 20 people at a time to allow for social distancing and seating will be cleaned regularly as part of our enhanced cleaning regime. Book your space at our Admission Desk on your arrival to the museum. 

Creative Colouring 

Unleash your inner artist among the impressive surroundings of our rail gallery and create your own artwork inspired by our transport collection for our brand new transport themed tapestry. Our resident artist will be on hand to help spark your creativity. Sessions are limited to 20 people to allow for social distancing. Art supplies are provided and will be cleaned regularly as part of our enhanced cleaning regime. Book your space at our Admission Desk on your arrival to the museum.

Here are some exhibitions you can also look forward to on your visit:

Museum of Innovation

Our new exhibition showcases objects from our collections that celebrate local pioneers who have pushed the boundaries of engineering, science and invention.  These pioneers have created designs that have contributed in some way to Northern Ireland’s long and illustrious legacy of innovation and have had a lasting impact across the world. 

Some of the inspiring stories told in the exhibition include that of John DeLorean, whose iconic DeLorean sports car, built in a bespoke state-of-the-art Dunmurry factory, is given the twenty first century treatment in the new exhibition.  Learn about Hillsborough’s Professor Frank Pantridge, who transformed emergency medicine and paramedic services by creating the world’s first cardiac ambulance in 1966, showcased in the gallery, which contained the prototype of the now ubiquitous defibrillator.

These powerful stories, and more, are sure to inspire the next generation of innovators and inventors of the future!

Driven

Our Driven exhibition celebrates the ground-breaking achievements of road transport, from the familiar and famous to the unusual and unexpected. You’ll discover stories of some of our local heroes of engineering and racing, their feats of innovation and endurance.

TITANICa

This detailed and poignant exhibition details the early development of Titanic and her sister ships from her design and build by local shipyard workers to her launch in 1912. Learn what life was like for passengers and crew, and feel the excitement of the crowds who gathered to see the world’s largest vessel embark on its maiden voyage.

Things to see at the Ulster Transport Museum

You’ll find majestic locomotives, horse-drawn carriages, vintage motorbikes, and cars at the Ulster Transport Museum, along with exhibits of historical materials including photographs of the Titanic.

Click below to learn more about some of our favourite things to see.

Things to see