One of Northern Ireland’s best living-history museums, the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum is made up of buildings rescued from demolition and reconstructed, piece by piece. Mostly dating from the 19th century, they include houses, schools, a chemist’s shop, a pub, and even a working farm. The level of detail is impressive—the shops are fully decked out as they would have been in Victorian times, complete with shelves overflowing with authentic bottles, jars, and items of clothing. Costumed guides add to the fun. As you wander about, you may encounter a Victorian housewife engaged in day-to-day domestic drudgery, or watch a village blacksmith working away in a forge using authentic period methods. Frequent special events include craft demonstrations, classes, or horse-drawn vehicle days. The connected Transport Museum contains a wealth of historic vehicles, from old cars and small planes to buses and trams.
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
Signposted off A2 (Bangor Rd.), Cultra, Hollywood, Co. Down, BT18 0EU
Our Rating Hours Tues–Fri 10am–4pm, Sat–Sun 11am–4pm. Closed Mon except public holidays Phone 028/9042-8428 Prices Folk or Transport Museum: £9 adults; £7 seniors and students; £5.50 children 5–17; children 4 and under free; £19–£25 families. Combined ticket £11 adults; £8.50 seniors and students; £6 children 5–17; children 4 and under free; £22–£29 families. Web site Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
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