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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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Well sized and interesting

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Vekster
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank Blondiesharks
Omagh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank 190RMD2014
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Simpers S
Omagh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 .

Thank 9118barney
Limavady, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank MrsM9814
Cool, California, USA
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64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best folk parks we visited on our 7-week trip to Scotland and the north of Ireland. The homes reflect those of various classes in the 1600-1800s, from the most basic cottage to middle class and includes a number of houses from early America built by Irish immigrants, showing how much life changed for many of... More 

Thank CoolKit
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We spent a lovely day at this attraction. Customer service from the staff was great. Really interesting exhibits. Wonderful interaction with people in each house to talk to and great story telling as well. Good attention to detail. Good facilities for families as well. Toilets and restaurant all good. Great value for money.

Thank aef37
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67 reviews
50 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you want to get a true glimpse as to what life was like many years ago n Ireland then a visit to this " museum" in Northern Island is a must.Great for all ages to see buildings,machines ,churches,and so many items of long gone days.

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