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Ulster American Folk Park

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Address: 2 Mellon Road | Castletown, Omagh BT78 5QU, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 8224 3292
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Experience the adventure that takes you from the thatched cottages of...

Experience the adventure that takes you from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship, to the log cabins of the American Frontier. Immerse yourself in three centuries of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life. Meet costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share.

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A Halloween family activity in a living museum

We booked the folk park for their Halloween activity and we were not disappointed, the evening was v well organised in groups with tour guides bringing us around the various scary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
anne marie m
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked the folk park for their Halloween activity and we were not disappointed, the evening was v well organised in groups with tour guides bringing us around the various scary stories and performances in the dark with ghosts and ghouls freighting everyone on our way,

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Thank anne marie m
Kilkeel, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is not your typical museum. Fun, interesting and captivating, everyone loves going round the model houses - it really brings it to life. So much better than just reading everything on an information board!

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Thank rebekah_shan
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56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Love coming here at halloween and seeing the traditions, Trying the pumpkin pie, so tasty.. Ps bring a flashlight as it can get dark in places

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Lots to see and do. The houses were all very interesting and the staff were great and knowledgeable. The museum section was awesome, we found the dioramas (spelling?) were so very clever and made. Lots of effort went into them.

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Thank Vekster
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Have been several times and have always enjoyed it. Staff are lovely & very helpful. I love the fact that the elderly people in the various outbuildings tell you lots about the History and how they did things when they were young. They have a lovely gift shop on arrival also. Lots to see and do. Could spend 2 -3... More 

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Thank AEB42
Omagh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic event!all staff members were in the halloween spirit and we all had a very entertaining evening!brilliant value for money!very clean and tidy venue even with a high volume of visitors!highly recommend!

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This folk park is just amazing. Every thing they provide - educational tours, Halloween party nights, Bluegrass festival to name a few are so well organised, staffed and attended are proof of the popularity of this amazing place.

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Thank 190RMD2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I have been visiting the Folk Park for many years now and every time it takes my breath away. The unique setting and the history of the Mellon and Campbell families transport you back through time from Famine Ireland to the American New World. A superb exhibition. I understand why people travel across the globe to visit this important capsule... More 

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Thank Simpers S
Omagh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

A beautiful place in beautiful surroundings. Took my 7 year old neice & she loved it. Staff were very friendly apart from reception who need to smile & be a little more polite , but otherwise i would reccomend visiting the Park it is good value & we learned a lot about the history .

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Limavady, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We visited today with my mum who is in a wheelchair. Firstly, very impressed with the entry fee as 2 of us were free! Even if we hadn't been, i do think that £9 is very reasonable. Love the layout of the park, customer service was very good too! Only slight downside was that some of the doors for disabled... More 

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