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“Step Back In Time”

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Holywood
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Explore thatched cottages, farms, schools and shops as you experience life from over 100 years ago. Chat to costumed visitor guides as they demonstrate traditional crafts and meet farm animals in the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum. Discover more than 500 original artefacts at TITANICa, climb on and off majestic steam locomotives and explore horse drawn carriages, electric trams, boats, motorbikes, fire-engines and vintage cars in the Transport Museum.
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Step Back In Time”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Hard to imagine seeing both transport and folk sides in one day. On the folk side you can sit by a turf fire in a hundred year old cottage and melt away This is a must see for those who want to experience the past without too much touristy hype.

Visited March 2013
Thank godago
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Rathfriland, Co Down, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Fantastic day out for all the family!”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Visited Folk Museum for the first time in a few years with my dad and my 1yo son. We had a fantastic day out, and had our legs been able to take it could definitely have stayed from dawn to dusk. Each house is fantastic in itself, and the staff are so knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The cafe served tasty food in lovely surroundings, and there were plenty of toilet/baby change facilities dotted about.
We will definitely come back again this summer, and can't wait to try the Transport Museum part to see if it is as good.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Fiona L
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Northern Ireland
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65 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Time and again”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

We visit this wonderful museum time and time again. Each visit brings something new to mind and gives us all a look into our recent and distant past. This is a must

Visited September 2012
Thank Baldyontour
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Day out with grandchildren”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

On a family day out we decided to visit the Folk and Transport Museum and all enjoyed the day out.There is plenty to keep the young and energetic members of the family and other members will enjoy the trip down memory lane. All enjoyed the experience and look forward to a return visit. Only gripe was walk from car park and between exhibition halls , on our visit it was not pleasant as it was raining .

Visited February 2013
Thank Thomas M
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Visit to my old family home!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Have been to this excellent attraction several times and always learn something new. The house my mother was born in in Dromore County Down was taken down and re-built as part of the little town there. My Grandfather was Joseph Magill and although he started of his working life as a cobbler her switched to the new phase which at that time was bicycles. Now I have a lovely little grandson named after him. The transport museum is really excellent as well and there I was able to find the old steam train which I traveled on as a boy from Dromore to Newcastle. A wonderful day out each time we go there.

Visited September 2012
Thank Donald F C
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