Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

Experience life in a country town more than 100 years ago, and explore one of Europe’s most comprehensive transport collections.

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Be transported back in time.

Experience what life was like in Northern Ireland over 100 years ago, and explore one of the most comprehensive transport collections in Europe. 

Wander through the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum, where you will encounter costumed locals, demonstrating traditional crafts in cottages, farm dwellings, schools, and shops.

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

Permanent exhibitions at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

The Folk Museum tells the story of life in early 20th century Ulster.  A bygone era is recreated in a rural landscape of farms, cottages, traditional crops and local breeds of livestock.  The Transport Museum creatively displays one of Europe’s largest and most comprehensive transport collections in our permanent galleries.  From horse-drawn carriages to Irish built motor cars and from the mighty steam locomotives that graced our railways to the history of ship and aircraft building, the permanent galleries are well worth a visit.

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Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

A Step in Time: The Story of Irish Dance

A Step in Time The exhibition charts the history of Irish Dance from the late 1800s to present day, through costume, embroidery, images and film.

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

A Step in Time: The Story of Irish Dance

A Step in Time The exhibition charts the history of Irish Dance from the late 1800s to present day, through costume, embroidery, images and film.

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