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Ulster American Folk Park

2 Mellon Road | Castletown, Omagh BT78 5QU, Northern Ireland
+44 28 8224 3292
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great place to visit

great place to visit both if your looking for your ancestors or on a family day out - lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
moyleboys
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Great place, highly recommend

Amazing visit. I'm not that into museums usually but there was a lot of interesting parts to the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Anonnnn D
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Strabane, United Kingdom
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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 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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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“outdoor museum” (17 reviews)
“all ages” (34 reviews)
“old world” (18 reviews)
LOCATION
2 Mellon Road | Castletown, Omagh BT78 5QU, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 8224 3292
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"all ages"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

great place to visit both if your looking for your ancestors or on a family day out - lots of interesting exhibits and also the houses are well worth a visit not forgetting Alisdair on the ship - highly recommend a visit !

Thank moyleboys
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing visit. I'm not that into museums usually but there was a lot of interesting parts to the park for everyone. Our American visitors loved it. The only down side was that the coffee was piping hot! we all had to wait 20 mins for...More

Thank Anonnnn D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautifully laid out grounds to give you the feeling you have stepped back 100 years in time. Amazing value for money.

Thank kinsey2
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a whole day here as it one of the most fascinating open air "museums" you can find. It is in a beautiful situation and the shop and coffee car are excellent.

Thank 627EileenS
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really wish we had more time here (only had two hours). Well presented exhibits were extremely educational and enjoyable. The living history park was fascinating and quite beautiful. Highly recommend.

Thank 330GTC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite museums anywhere! I love the experiential part of the park -- walking around the woods and being able to physically experience life in the past -- and the initial museum is quite good, too. I first visited this several...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really, really, REALLY wish I would have known about this place when I was in Ireland back in 2007, as I am genuinely a direct descendant of the Mellon Family, but I didn't discover my ancestral roots until 2011. I am huge on family...More

2  Thank Crystal B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

lovely park and a nice easy walk around all the houses etc but my children found it a bit boring. Food in cafe average although expensive for what it was. Don’t think we will be returning sort of day you only need to do once.

Thank Heather M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not know about the Ulster American Folk Park until our (local) friends took us there on our recent visit. We loved it! It was a cold, wet day without a large crowd of visitors. We had docents in many of the houses/shops we...More

Thank JennInSD
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really had no idea of what to expect of this park. The museum was well done, giving you a feel for what it was like for the people living in Ireland and once they left for the United States. Since the park was created...More

Thank Susan E
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Caroline1154
February 15, 2018|
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Response from John A | Reviewed this property |
The Ulster American folk park is outside Omagh in County Tyrone and is themed on the Mellon family who emigrated to America. Part of the display is concerned with how life was in the Ireland of the early 1800's and the other... More
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Sue24814
February 7, 2018|
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Yes from 11am to 4pm. It’s a fascinating place to see but if it’s raining go somewhere else!!
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Sabina B
November 4, 2017|
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Response from DianaJoan | Reviewed this property |
Senior Citizen £7. Student £7 Family Ticket Adult £9 Child £5.50 Under five child free. I found this on a previous posting. The British Pound converts around 1.35 to the US dollar.
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