Ulster American Folk Park

4 star Visitor Attraction
Immerse yourself in the story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life. 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. Meet an array of costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share.

The indoor exhibition at the Ulster American Folk Park examines life in Ulster in the 18th and 19th centuries. It reveals the reasons behind the exodus and shows how the settlers adapted to and impacted on, a new and unfamiliar environment.

The ultimate in living history, the outdoor museum brings to life people’s daily routines and activities in both the Old and New Worlds. Notable buildings include the famous Mellon Homestead, as well as buildings from America which have been relocated to the museum. An Ulster street, complete with
original shop fronts, and an American street have been reconstructed alongside a full-scale dockside galley and ship, the Brig Union. Together they recreate the conditions that many thousands of emigrants experienced before, during and after the arduous Atlantic crossing.
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Opening times:

Mar - Sept: Tues-Sun, 10:00-17:00
Oct - Feb: Tues-Fri, 10:00-16:00 & Sat-Sun, 11:00-16:00
Closed on Monday except Bank Holidays
Tuesday to Friday 10:00 to 16:00. Saturday and Sunday 11:00 to 16:00.
Monday closed (except for Bank holidays)

March to September:
Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 to 17.00.
Monday closed (except for Bank holidays)

*The Museum is open on Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the year

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Omagh Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

Located five miles north of Omagh on the main A5 road between Omagh and Strabane.

By bus:
Goldliner Express Bus No. 273 from Belfast to Derry passes the main gates of the Folk Park. The Express stops on request outside the main gates.

The nearest local bus station is in Omagh, which also has a local service passing the Folk Park. In addition taxis are usually available at Omagh Bus Station. More information on bus services is available from Translink.
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite
  • Gift Shop
  • Toilets
  • Accept Groups/Coach Parties
  • Open Sundays
  • Picnic Area
  • Dogs accepted by arrangement
  • Euro Accepted
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Parking Available
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • Family Discount
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Contact Details

2 Mellon Road
County Tyrone
BT78 5QU

Tel: (028) 8224 3292