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Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

  • Holywood
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries, Railway and Transport Attractions, Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

The Ulster Folk Museum has lovingly recreated an early 1900s town to allow your family to experience the lives and traditions of the north of Ireland at the time. It's a pleasingly immersive jaunt down pre-memory lane and school age kids will find a wealth of intriguing information to learn. Smaller kids will enjoy it too, if just for the surrealism!

Plus, there are hands-on activities for the kids to get involved with, and talkative guides in 1900s costume to interrogate! The Folk Galleries offer thorough exhibitions on traditional Food And Farming plus demonstrations of traditional skills in the Meet the Victorians exhibit, such as lace making, woodturning, weaving and ironwork, give you a real feeling of being part of their daily life!

The Ulster Transport Museum is hailed as one of the finest Transport Museums in Europe and displays such retro rev head wonders as horse drawn carts, Irish built motor cars and steam trains, moving onto the super modern! Try out a full motion flight simulator in the Interactive Flight Experience!

An absolute trove of vehicular history that kids of ages will really enjoy discovering, possibly several times per area so be sure to leave plenty of time or risk their teeny tiny wrath.

Opening hours

October - February
Tuesday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

March - September
Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


General Admission
Adults from £11.00
Kids from £6.00
Seniors from £8.50
Family from £22.00

Travel & Contact Information


Cultra, Holywood, County Down, BT18 0EU, Northern Ireland

Phone number

028 90 428 428



Click here to visit Ulster Folk and Transport Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

No, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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