……at half past three, everything stops for tea……
Your vintage afternoon tea experience starts when you make your way up the tree-lined avenue to Cultra Manor, one of the last mansions of the landed gentry to be built in Ireland. Set at the very heart of the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, this Edwardian manor retains much of its traditional architectural splendour.
Experience the Edwardian ritual of afternoon tea with your nearest and dearest this festive season. Whenever the occasion calls for something extra special this is the perfect choice; a special celebration, catch-up with friends, or a girl’s day out for all generations or simply because you feel like treating yourself.
As the original family home of the Kennedy’s was being built, the ritual of an afternoon tea reception was gathering popularity. Once completed in 1902, Cultra Manor welcomed lots of guests with pageantry, servants, silver teapots, fine linens, musicians, elegant teacups, and the best tea money could buy. There’s something very special about this ritual and today we are recreating this unique experience for the festive season for just one very special afternoon.
You will be greeted at the door of the manor house and shown to your table in the elegant Drawing room. Here you will be treated to a feast of sweet and savoury treats, prepared by our resident culinary team, paired with a pot of the finest fresh brewed tea or perhaps you will like to add a glass of champagne or one of our signature gin cocktails. There will be musical entertainment throughout the afternoon.
Bookings are available any time between 1 o’clock until 5 o’clock. Tickets are £25 and include 2 for 1 entry into the Folk Museum for the Spirit of Christmas Past event on the 16th December. Please note that tickets for the Santa Visit Experience and Carols by Candlelight would need to be booked separately.
To book, simply click the "Book tickets now" button or contact our events team between Monday to Friday 9am-5pm on +44 (0) 28 9039 5108/5111.
Want to book for a large group?
Groups of 10 – 20 have the opportunity to book the Dining Room as a private space.
Our afternoon tea menus can cater to all dietary requirements. Please forward any requests to email@example.com.
Should you need to cancel your booking kindly contact our team and remember that all bookings must be cancelled no later than 48 hours before your dining date to avoid any charges.