Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Holywood
(4.5/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
Simulating life 100 years ago, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum gives visitors a historical Irish cultural experience. The folk section dedicates 69 hectares (170 acres) to a selection of old Irish buildings and dwellings, collected from all over the country and rebuilt brick by brick. Stroll through Ballycultra, a recreated Ulster village, as you chat with costumed guides. The transport section houses an extensive collection of horse-drawn carriages, electric trams, motorbikes, fire engines, and vintage cars, telling the story of transportation in Ireland. The Irish Railway Collection features 150 years of railway history. The museum houses a permanent Titanic exhibition documenting the construction, voyage, and sinking of the vessel. Our Holywood vacation planner makes visiting Ulster Folk & Transport Museum and other Holywood attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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TripAdvisor
  • I was amazed by the vast size of the museum.Whole houses were transported with all their little things and furniture. Replicas were used occasionally,but the majority were authentic.A nice touch were ...  more »
  • There is so much to see in both of the museums that I think it's best to do this as two half days especially if you have children. The folk Museum is delightful with buildings having been moved to the...  more »
  • Started off in the folk museum just after opening. Wonderfully interesting with helpful friendly staff. So lovely to explore all the houses and see how people lived. A tasting of soda bread was great;...  more »
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  • Awesome place, easily missed by tourists. The transport museum is a must see, lots of original trains, trams, buses n tram cars, horse buggies, lots of history in a short place. Keep one whole day. There's airplanes, n sea section too, nice walk on a clear day. The model railway look like it does not work anymore. The folk museum on the other side is beautiful too, prepare to walk a few kms, as its a sprawling lace. They have recreated Ireland of yesterday beautiful ly, with towns, shops, villages, churches n all. Even ppl working there wear costumes of old Ireland. Worth spending time on.
  • Great place to visit. Had a ball as did my my 2 year old. Can be quite a big walk so wear comfortable shoes
  • Amazing museum! Allow a full day, it's quite big and the transport museum is also big! Kids love this place! X
  • Great for a visit with children, excellent living history. Check the weather before attempting the rural part of the folk museum.
  • Simply amazing place, it literally transports you to another world. You can spend the whole day here but go when the weather is good.