Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
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Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
153 Bangor Road
Cultra, Holywood, County Down,
T: (028) 9042 8428
Step back in time in and uncover a way of life from 100 years ago.
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. Then step aboard majestic steam locomotives and explore horse drawn carriages, electric trams, boats, motorbikes, fire-engines and vintage cars in the Transport Museum.
A museum of international renown, the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum is regarded as being amongst the best of its kind in the world. Set in over 170 acres of rolling countryside overlooking Belfast Lough, visitors can wander through the past and discover how people lived and travelled over the centuries.
The Folk Museum tells the story of life in early 20th century Ulster. A bygone era is recreated in a rural landscape of farms, cottages, traditional crops and local breeds of livestock. A typical Ulster town of the early 1900s is brought to life with homes, shops, workplaces, churches and schools. Costumed visitor guides, working buildings and exhibits, as well as the chance to touch, hear and do, bring history to life for visitors of all ages.
The Transport Museum creatively displays one of Europe’s largest and most comprehensive transport collections, from horse-drawn carriages to Irish built motor cars and from the mighty steam locomotives that graced our railways to the history of ship and aircraft building. At our Titanic exhibition visitors can discover over 500 original artefacts and 35 loan objects from RMS Titanic including the 6m long original ship plans.