Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh

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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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Omagh holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ulster American Folk Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Very nice attraction. Reasonably priced, very well looked after. The indoor exhibitions are interesting and well written and crafted. The outdoor buildings, whether they are replicas or the originals....  more
    Very nice attraction. Reasonably priced, very well looked after. The indoor exhibitions are interesting and well written and crafted. The outdoor buildings, whether they are replicas or the originals....  more »
  • What a great place to visit. A lovely warm welcome with everything explained. Such a great layout with so much information. This place brings history to life. An added bonus was being met by... 
    What a great place to visit. A lovely warm welcome with everything explained. Such a great layout with so much information. This place brings history to life. An added bonus was being met by...  more »
  • Excellent museum,factual,immersive,an amazing experience .Very clean facilities and welcoming staff .Museum engagers interacted with visitors bringing history to light and making it feel so... 
    Excellent museum,factual,immersive,an amazing experience .Very clean facilities and welcoming staff .Museum engagers interacted with visitors bringing history to light and making it feel so...  more »
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  • I used to live very close by and visited this so many times. It is hours of fun for about 10 pounds! A bargain nowadays. You have live actors on weekends and busy days, the ability to help make food, to be a blacksmith, to be in an old classroom. They have recreated an entire village from the period and you can happily pass many hours exploring. It is loosely a village made from old Irish buildings and then they have recreated an American style town also. Very interactive. I have loved this from being a child through to adulthood. Great if you want a more interactive museum experience, as you can sit on furniture, really get into all the buildings. Fantastically maintained.
  • Visited on Wednesday 20th July. We found the park tremendously interesting, the actors were mostly very good, the lady in house 1 was extremely engaging. We do think there are a few things that would make the park even better, a few of the buildings had a typed information sheet that we had to look round for. We thought it would have been more helpful to have boards at all the buildings with information about age, usage, residents etc. Also we thought it would have been helpful if the tools and gadgets had tags on saying what they were used for as some weren't obvious. We enjoyed looking around the businesses, we would have liked to have been able to go inside all of them. The exhibition inside was very interesting, the whole park was laid out very well and truly transported you back in time We would recommend a visit, the price is fair and it's a good few hours visit.
  • We visited the Ulster American Folk Park as family in the afternoon and had a great time exploring the history of Irish emigrants. Especially wonderful are the historic persons in different houses telling about life as it was. We learnt a lot. Thank you very much!
  • It has been a few years since we visited, but the experience was really nice. The staff were friendly and told great stories. It was a fun place to be, even on a rainy day.
  • The family really enjoyed our trip. The staff were really knowledgeable and fill of interesting stories about the history of the Irish journey. Everything was very well presented in a way that inspires and keeps children's attention.

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