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Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh
(4.7/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Journey between worlds at Ulster American Folk Park, an open-air museum designed to explore the historical link between Ulster and America. The museum sheds a light on the experiences of nearly 2 million immigrants who sailed from Ulster to America between 1700 and 1900. The site is divided into two sections (Old and New World) and uses volunteers dressed in period costume to demonstrate techniques and skills used by immigrants on a daily basis, including cooking, embroidery, spinning, printing, and bread making. The park also contains the renowned Center for Migration Studies, which houses a library of over 10,000 books, maps, photographs, and periodicals. Check online for a detailed list of the museum’s upcoming festivals and exhibitions. Put Ulster American Folk Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Omagh itinerary maker.
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  • The price was cheap for 3of us 2 adults and senior citizen 25 pounds ,entrance to the center staff very friendly . It was a lovely walk round and the staff in the little houses had a lot of time for m...  more »
  • This is really a place for all the family. It provides a very good set of exhibitions in the visitor centre and lots of building outside in the grounds of the park. It basically tells the story of Iri...  more »
  • I have visited the folk park numerous times, in my own childhood and now with my own family. It has had many additions over the year and a few since my last visit. The characters who informed us about...  more »
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  • Fantastic outdoor museum. I've been coming here since I was a child in school. So much interesting Irish-American history here. The exhibitions are great and the special events at the park like Halloween are amazing. The food in the visitors centre is amazing and just what you need to fuel your walk around the park. Staff are extremely helpful and friendly and will answer any question you have. This is a must see for anyone in the area.
  • Excellent open-air museum that shows homes in Ireland, coffin ship conditions and then homes in the U.S. Very interesting and eye-opening experience.
  • Highly recommend this fantastic place. So interesting from start to finish. So well laid out and easy to get around. Brilliant the way you experience life in Ireland during the famine and then enter the boat to the new world "America". So well done. Loved all the staff dressed in the period clothes and telling you the history of each house etc. Loved the delicious pancakes, soda bread and corn bread with apple butter all made over the open fires in the houses. Delicious 😊 Visited with my husband on a weekend away so hope to go back some day and bring our two children 😍 Was a lovely end to our weekend away on our 18th wedding anniversary 💕
  • This is the best museum in the UK! The most interesting place ever learning about 300 years of Irish history. This place is also extremely inexpensive, being very cheap for its entertainment!
  • This is the best heritage park I've been to in Ireland. I recommend going during festival weekends as there is more activity / atmosphere around (be it more people too) The actors are wonderful and real add to the experience. You will spend a good while here so I recommend going early.