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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...more
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2 Mellon Road | Castletown, Omagh BT78 5QU, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Takes you back (about 300) to what life was like in the area, why the poeple wanted to leave for America and their journey to the new world and where they settled in the USA. Very well done with authentic (mostly) buildings from each period...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Timothy H
Reviewed yesterday

Three families with children visited together to attend the Bluegrass festival. Overall a fantastic experience. Great music, fantastic venue and a beautiful sunny day. Had it been rainy it wouldn’t have been enjoyable as the music venues are mostly outside. So, on the positive side,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 707babygrand
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was fantastic as always never disappointed with this place seem to learn something new every visit 100% recommend it for anyone

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank CiaranG77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today Monday 2nd of September I picked up my clients from Carnlough where they were staying, the plan was for them to visit the American Folk Park, after driving for almost two hours we arrived only to find that the Park no longer opens on...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Richard H, Manager at Ulster American Folk Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon. On behalf of all the Team at the Ulster American Folk Park I wish to apologise for the obvious disappointment and frustration which must have been felt by you and your clients on Monday last. It was a long way to travel to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just visited the folk park for The Bluegrass Festival. The standard of bands was second to none but I have to say after our 10th visit to the festival certain things are lacking. Food / drink is fantastic & toilet facilities very good...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Holidayintherain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the visit. It’s like a time travel and it’s amazing. You can enter every house and almost every shop and you’ll met people wearing period costumes that will show you what people used to do and how they used to live (the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Licia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last visited here in 1998. Always promised myself a return. It didn't disappoint. Was really interesting and the staff were very informative. Dressed for the occasion with a story to tell....they definitely engaged with the visitors. Only downside was the extortionate prices for food and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Charmaine M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. As commented by other visitors the volunteers definitely make the visit. Without exception they were all fabulous but the blacksmith has to get a special mention for his fun interactive demonstration - thank you . What really lets the place down...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Seasidegold
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here today with an 8 year old and a 3 year old boy. We were wondering would they be entertained and interested at all but thankfully they were! The information was lost on the 3 year old but our older son definitely learnt...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sarahmK9538ZB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely day out. Lots to see and learn. Thoroughly enjoyed it all. Lovely volunteers bringing it all to life. Cafe was a let down. A bit of music, a smile/hello, better portion sizes...would go a long way. Overall a good experience.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Danville79
September 2, 2019|
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Response from Janine H |
In July and August the museum is open 7 days a week. For the rest of the year it is open every day but Monday. The exception being UK Bank hol Mondays when it will be open. To be sure, check the website before going or give... More
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Seasidegold
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Response from lucylu18_10 | Reviewed this property |
yes most definitely
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thepatricks_2
August 2, 2019|
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Response from Richard H | Property representative |
Thank you for enquiring about admission prices to the Museum for Senior Citizens. The current admission rate is £7.00 per person. Regards
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