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Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh

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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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  • We never get out of good museums in the normal time. If something is interesting we read it all. So it took us some time to go through the exhibits at the beginning. They were mostly well written and ...  read more »
  • Took the grandchildren for the day, Would advise going early as it takes at least 3 hours to go round seeing it all, Sadly not suitable for disabled with the amount of walking but well worth a visit i...  read more »
  • This "living museum" was excellent. Our group tour simply did not have enough time to do it justice. We all could have spent another hour here and still felt rushed. Although they are not always prese...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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 💕
  • It is a lovely place to visit. You can view some history of Irish to American.
  • Awesome place haven't been in a while but it changes and grows each year.
  • We visited the Folk park last week and although we've been several times before this was the best.The staff who were in the houses etc were exceptional especially the man (possibly Alistair?) who was on the ship and made it all too real and the lady in the general store in America.We really enjoyed our day and hope to come back soon,thank you all
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