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.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.
Prices:Dual ticket price
Child (5-18 years): £6
Unemployed: Free of charge
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children): £29
Family (1 adults & up to 3 children): £22
Children under 4 years: Free of charge
Opening times:October to February: 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
Location / Directions
The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum is located 7 miles east of Belfast, near Holywood, on the main Belfast to Bangor Road (A2), just 15 minutes outside Belfast City Centre. George Best Belfast City Airport also is nearby.
There is ample free car parking at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, with car parks located at both the Folk side and Transport side . A number of parking areas are set aside exclusively for persons with access needs. On event days we arrange additional car parking and transport.
- Tea-room/Cafe onsite
- Gift Shop
- 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
- Free (parking charges may apply)
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