Ulster Folk Museum

Folk Arts and Crafts at the Ulster Folk Museum

As our world runs headlong into a technological future, the Ulster Folk Museum is a guardian of our traditional crafts - living history at its best.

Fri 01 Nov 2019 - Sat 29 Feb 2020

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For most of human history, everyday tools and objects were made close to the home by people who knew each other. Communities supplied themselves with ironwork, carpentry and textiles, imprinting their culture and personality on each piece. Our buildings, activities and demonstrations showcase the skills that kept rural places working over 100 years ago.

 

Craft Demonstrations

When: 1st November – 6th December

Watch as our master craftspeople weave cloth and set up the linen looms in the Ballydugan Weaver’s House. See demonstrations of white work and embroidery, Christmas textile work, basket making and printing.

Entry to this event is included in general admission ticket.

 

Big Cross Stitch

When: November, January & February

Join us in the schoolhouse and add your mark to our enormous cross-stitch pattern.

Entry to this event is included in general admission ticket.

 

Large Frame Weaving

When: November, January & February

Try some traditional – and not sotraditional – weaving on our large-scaleweaver’s frame. Perfect for kids!

Entry to this event is included in general admission ticket.

 

Have a Go!

When: November, January & February

Visit the RIC barracks where our visitor guides will show you the traditional craft of weaving on a table loom. Get stuck in and try a few lines yourself. Have your own loom? Bring it along and chat with our expert craftspeople to help you get the best out of it. Get involved in our other practical craft classes. Learn to knit, crochet, embroider and patchwork. You're never too old (or young!) to have a go!

Entry to this event is included in general admission ticket.