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Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Ulster Folk museum

Excellent day out! Do allow at least a half or full day, it’s a huge site with stunning grounds... read more

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Most people either do the transport museum OR the folk museum as either can take several hours. To... read more

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N. Ireland
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

excellent day out - it`s huge, we would need another day to see all of it despite being there for over 5 hours - we were just exhausted and couldn`t walk any further - and we didn`t even get to see Transport Museum! Be warned though, it is closed on Mondays even in the height of summer which surprised us and which we didn`t realise until we arrived at the gates (I had checked the website a couple of times and didn`t notice this info - perhaps I`m not the only one who has made this mistake) but luckily we had 2 days in Belfast so we were able to swap our Monday plans with Tuesday.
Bring a picnic, lots of snacks and drinks and make a full day of it, you will need it, though there is a lovely cafe too. We even got a family "old time" photo taken, a fun and different keepsake for £16 for 4 of us (£10 for one person and £2 per person after that) we got to dress up in Edwardian costume and got a mini history lesson about it all into the bargain!
Lots of good clean toilets facilities scattered through the park too, very helpful when you have kids!
Hope to return to see the rest of it

Thank mountainmini
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Excellent place for a day trip, and it will take a whole day to see it all. Excellent value for money. So much to do and see. I would recommend to all ages although there is a lot of walking involved. The staff are lovely. It is hard to find a more entertaining place for all ages.

Thank carmel N
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

I took my 9 year old daughter to both parts of the Museum , went at 10am on July Bank Holiday.
Spent over 4hrs at the Folk Museum and had lunch in the on site café, not to pricey , food was of good quality and staff very friendly.
Set in beautiful countryside, staff dressed in period costumes , very friendly and chatty , well versed in interacting with children.
Then visited Transport museum , again staff interaction with children fantastic, great activities for daughter to take part in.
You can see how much time and effort was put in setting up this Museum , perfect example of money being well spent , hope we all in Northern Ireland continue to support this Museum and the efforts of the staff to make this a very enjoyable visit.

Thank jimnib
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We visited both the Folk & Transport Museum with friends (Cost £9.00 pp adults for tickets to both venues). We arrived at 12.30 and started in the Folk Museum. There is a huge amount to see and if you arrive after 12 just buy the ticket for the folk museum as you will not even get around this part before closing (open 10-5pm). We had bought the 2 tickets and had to leave the folk park by 3.30 to try and see some of the transport museum. We had tea and scones for 4 (£3.50pp). There is a FREE BUS in the folk park and if you are tight on time this is a must as it visits the outer parts of the site.
All in all a great experience and we will be back to try it out again in the future but will be there from opening time to see all the exhibits.

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Two sites and two admission charges may sound bad, but it is possible to buy one ticket to cover both. Either the Folk Museum or the Transport Museum could just about justify a full day's visit on its own but it is possible and pleasant to do both in one day. Admittedly the Folk Museum, particularly the rural section, is better in decent weather but the town section has enough places to duck into to permit avoidance of all but the worst rainy day.
Disabled access is better at the transport museum, the rural part of the folk museum is probably too much for those not reasonably able bodied.
I visited recently with my girlfriend, I was glad of the reminder of a childhood favourite, she appreciated the glimpse of Ulster history but is now convinced that I grew up in a byre house with the cattle.....
We both enjoyed free helpings of soda bread and pancakes provided by the lovely staff, both of which they had freshly cooked over peat fires inside the exhibition houses - a very nice touch.
Take a large memory card for your camera, you'll need it.
The town tea house is reasonable priced and the quality of the food and drink on offer is more than reasonable too.

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