Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh

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 into our Omagh trip planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Hadn't been here in a while - thoroughly enjoyable day out with kids ranging from 13-6, took a couple of hours to get round and could have spent longer. Very interesting and fun.  more »
  • Fantastic highly recommend the outdoor museum - we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were blessed with nice weather  more »
  • We went for a family day out, yesterday. The folk park is excellent well worth a visit, the houses are so well done, but it is the staff that make the visit! There were staff in a lot of the houses wi...  more »
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  • This is a group of buildings (some of which are original) with costumed guides telling the stories of Irish emigrants settling in America. The exhibition center has a lot of reading but is very interesting. There's also a Titanic exhibit. There are buildings and streets from both Ireland and America. The costume guides do demonstrations and explain the buildings and stories of the people that lived in them. This is fantastic value at £9 per adult. There are also very good rate family tickets
  • Had a great day here, the staff were very friendly and informative. Very good value for money day out. Excellent cafe (not expensive) and great gift shop with thing to suit all pockets. Would highly recommend.
  • The Ulster American Folk Park is a wonderful family day out. At times it is almost overwhelming and is certainly an emotional experience for the whole family. As the great-granddaughter of one who emigrated but died of illness before his family could join him, I know I would not be alive today if his plans had worked out. Following the stories of those who had no choice but to leave Ireland, this experience is absolutely fascinating and will stay with you for a long time. The buildings, many of which are reconstructed originals, are breathtaking and it's a strange feeling to be walking around houses which belonged to real families often living in overcrowded conditions. Well worth a visit and children enjoy it too ; the Titanic Exhibition was an especially interesting part of the visit.
  • Loved this place.. need to plan a full day and spend time in each house.. drink in the atmosphere and get the full history of life in Ireland in the past...It let's you see why immigration had to happen and leads you into life on the ship's crossing to America..And a lot of insight to what the new life in this new world was like for the people who survived to get to America...Be ready to do a lot of walking. Highly recommended as a beautiful day out...
  • Great day out for the whole family. Lots of interesting facts to keep everyone interested. Tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours which is just right. Very reasonable entrance fee.

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