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
  • (*Folk museum only) Interesting collective of buildings -- some replicas, some moved/restored -- dating from the 19th century and older to recreate how people in Northern Ireland used to live, based o...  more »
  • Decided to visit the folk museum after seeing an advert for having events on, very disappointing that the only event on was one lady cooking soda bread on a fire. Also no animals at advertised farms s...  more »
  • The museum is in two parts and you can buy a joint ticket for both or visit them separately. We visited over Christmas so it was quiet. The folk museum was wonderful and we could easily have spend a g...  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.