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COVID-19 Update

Due to the latest guidance from the NI Executive, our museums will remain closed until further notice. 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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Follow the trail of thousands of emigrants from Ulster to the American Frontier

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Walk in the footsteps of the bold migrants who set sail for the New World in the 18th and 19th centuries. Wander the well-trodden pathways of rural Ulster at your leisure, complete with a bustling street and welcoming farmhouses, before boarding the Brig Union ship and emerging in the New World to marvel at life on the American Frontier.

Enjoy our exhibit buildings but please keep a safe distance from others. The number of visitors inside exhibit buildings at one time will be reduced to allow you space to explore them safely. We ask you not to handle objects inside exhibit buildings in order to keep you, and them, safe.

We’ve a host of daily demonstrations of traditional crafts for you to enjoy. As you explore rural Ulster and the American frontier, our visitor guides will show a range of traditional skills including forge work, wool spinning, turf cutting, decorative straw work, American woodcraft and patchwork quilting. Be sure to take a stroll through the herb garden to learn about herbal remedies from years gone by. Ask one of our Visitor Team for more details on the daily demonstrations when you arrive.

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

Things to see at the Ulster American Folk Park

Wander the well-trodden pathways of rural Ulster, complete with a bustling street and welcoming farmhouses. Board a full-scale emigrant ship and experience the cramped quarters where hundreds of people lived during their twelve-week Atlantic crossing. Emerge in the New World and marvel at the ingenious solutions these resourceful newcomers created on the frontier.

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