Ulster American Folk Park

Our facilities

Enjoy a drink, grab a bite, browse our museum gift shop. Here’s some information on our facilities to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

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After exploring the museum, refuel and relax in our café – serving a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks. The café is operated by Loaf Catering, which is a social enterprise supporting people with learning difficulties and autism into jobs with a future. Loaf café offers a range of freshly made food including their award-winning sausage rolls, healthy salads and traditional soups and stews, using locally sourced produce.

Picnic tables are located around the perimeter of the main public car park. Food and drink items are not allowed in our galleries.


The main gift shop in the Ulster American Folk Park is open to all.

We have a wide range of gifts inspired by our collections. These include books, toys and souvenirs.

Why not take a trip down memory lane in O’Doherty’s shop on Ulster Street and ask for a quarter of sweets, weighed out in the traditional way by a guide in costume?

Every sale supports National Museums NI.

Toilets/baby changing

We have public toilets which are suitably adapted for universal use located in the main Visitor Centre, Ship & Dockside Gallery, Assembly Rooms and within the Mellon Homestead outbuildings.


Visitors with ‘Assistance Dogs’ can bring such dogs on their tour of the museum. ‘Assistance Dogs’ are dogs that are trained and required to provide a service to their owner/user. They include:

  • Guide dogs who assist visitors who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Hearing dogs, or signal dogs who help visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Service dogs who are not specifically trained for visual or hearing impairment, but are trained to do other work, such as provide mobility assistance to certain visitors.

We have a number of domestic birds including hens, geese and ducks as well as a horse and donkey located on the museum grounds therefore in order to minimise stress on these birds and animals we currently only admit ‘Assistance Dogs’ onto the site with their owner/user.


Seating is provided at regular intervals throughout the galleries and the outdoor museum site. Find out more about accessibility at the museum here.


The Ulster American Folk Park has a comprehensive map detailing all exhibit buildings. The map is available at our admission desk on arrival at the museum or you can click the following link to download a pdf of the map to help plan your visit in advance: (downloadable map)


Free Wi-Fi is available for visitors in the following areas:

  • The visitor centre and restaurant
  • Ulster Street
  • The Ship Gallery
  • Adjacent to the Pennsylvania Log Farmhouse

The Wi-Fi network is UAFP_Public. Once connected visitors are required to login with their Facebook/Twitter accounts so that they can access the internet.