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Ulster American Folk Park

Follow the trail of thousands of emigrants from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full-scale emigrant sailing ship to the log cabins of the American Frontier.

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Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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A world to excite your inner explorer.

Immerse yourself in the story of the brave emigrants who made the journey across the Atlantic to America hundreds of years ago.

Wander through the thatched cottages and log cabins and meet costumed characters who will show you traditional crafts, tell you a few stories and maybe even share a bit of their good food.

Board a full-scale emigrant ship to experience the conditions faced by many as they set sail for a new life in America. With 30 buildings and exhibits to explore, masses of things for the kids to do, the Ulster American Folk Park is a wonderfully unique experience.

Throughout July and August the Ulster American Folk Park is open Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 17:00.

Bluegrass Music Festival

Get down to the 27th Annual Bluegrass Music Festival to enjoy three days of live music from some of the biggest names in bluegrass and old time music.

There’ll be strumming on the porches of the log cabins, dancing in the cobbled streets and jamming outside the General Store! 

This year’s line-up includes the multi award winning Bluegrass & Gospel duo Darin & Brooke Aldridge, acclaimed traditional music veterans Mike Compton and Joe Newberry, Demolition String Band, Whiskey Deaf, Fellow Pynins and Allen Family Reunion all direct from the USA and Canada. Old Salt Collective from Belgium as well as Midnight Skyracer and Old Baby Mackerel from England. With home grown talent from throughout the North and South of Ireland including among others Two Time Polka, The Henrys and Northern Exposure you’ll uncover rhythms that are sure to have your hands clapping, feet tapping and heart racing all weekend long!

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Permanent exhibitions at the Ulster American Folk Park

The indoor exhibition at the Ulster American Folk Park examines life in Ulster in the 18th and 19th centuries.  It reveals the reasons behind the exodus and wave of emigration and shows how the settlers adapted to and impacted on, a new and unfamiliar environment in the New World of America.  Our temporary gallery space also has changing exhibitions showcasing our collections to further tell the fascinating story of emigration from this part of the world.

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Ulster Museum

Game of Thrones® Tapestry

See Game of Thrones® immortalised in a giant, 77-metre long Bayeux style tapestry at the Ulster Museum.

What else is on

Our permanent galleries are just the beginning. There’s always something new and exciting going on at the Ulster American Folk Park. Explore what’s on below:

Ulster Museum

Game of Thrones® Tapestry

See Game of Thrones® immortalised in a giant, 77-metre long Bayeux style tapestry at the Ulster Museum.

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