Ulster American Folk Park

Ulster American Folk Park

Immerse yourself in the story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life. Experience the adventure that takes you from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship, to the log cabins of the American Frontier. Meet an array of costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share.

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The indoor exhibition at the Ulster American Folk Park examines life in Ulster in the 18th and 19th centuries. It reveals the reasons behind the exodus and shows how the settlers adapted to and impacted on, a new and unfamiliar environment.

The ultimate in living history, the outdoor museum brings to life people's daily routines and activities in both the Old and New Worlds. Notable buildings include the famous Mellon Homestead, as well as buildings from America which have been relocated to the museum.

An Ulster street, complete with original shop fronts, and an American street have been reconstructed alongside a full-scale dockside galley and ship, the Brig Union. Together they recreate the conditions that many thousands of emigrants experienced before, during and after the arduous Atlantic crossing.

The Ulster American Folk Park is part of National Museums Northern Ireland, which also includes the Ulster Museum, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, the W5 Science Centre and Armagh County Museum.

Ulster American Folk Park

Ulster American Folk Park
2 Mellon Road, Castletown
BT78 5QU

Telephone

028 8224 3292

Email

info@nmni.com

Website

www.nmni.com/uafp

Opening Hours

March to September: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 - 17.00, Monday (Closed except for NI bank holidays).
Oct to Feb: Tuesday to Friday 10.00 - 16.00, Saturday & Sunday 11.00 - 16.00, Monday (Closed except for NI bank holidays).

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The Ulster American Folk Park is located 5 miles north of Omagh on the main A5 road between Omagh and Strabane.

Ulster American Folk Park

Ulster American Folk Park
2 Mellon Road, Castletown
BT78 5QU

Telephone

028 8224 3292

Email

info@nmni.com

Website

www.nmni.com/uafp

Opening Hours

March to September: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 - 17.00, Monday (Closed except for NI bank holidays).
Oct to Feb: Tuesday to Friday 10.00 - 16.00, Saturday & Sunday 11.00 - 16.00, Monday (Closed except for NI bank holidays).

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Ulster American Folk Park

Ulster American Folk Park
2 Mellon Road, Castletown
BT78 5QU

Telephone

028 8224 3292

Email

info@nmni.com

Website

www.nmni.com/uafp

Opening Hours

March to September: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 - 17.00, Monday (Closed except for NI bank holidays).
Oct to Feb: Tuesday to Friday 10.00 - 16.00, Saturday & Sunday 11.00 - 16.00, Monday (Closed except for NI bank holidays).

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Ulster American Folk Park

Ulster American Folk Park
2 Mellon Road, Castletown
BT78 5QU

Telephone

028 8224 3292

Email

info@nmni.com

Website

www.nmni.com/uafp

Opening Hours

March to September: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 - 17.00, Monday (Closed except for NI bank holidays).
Oct to Feb: Tuesday to Friday 10.00 - 16.00, Saturday & Sunday 11.00 - 16.00, Monday (Closed except for NI bank holidays).

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