Feel like going back in time? Then why not visit the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, a folklore park that takes you 100 years back in time to discover Irish life at the time? Houses, farms, schools, shops, transport… You will be immersed in the heart of an almost forgotten era, and discover the peasant life of a century ago!
Similar to the Bunratty Folk Park, the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum offers you the opportunity to explore recent Irish history, and to walk through a fully reconstructed 19th century village, where you will come across period dwellings, agricultural machinery and modes of transport typical of that period.
Many actors, dressed in period costume, will not hesitate to come and meet you to help you discover the Irish daily life of 100 years ago, as well as the various traditional trades. Discover how the blacksmith’s work was carried out, help feed the chickens, donkeys and goats, participate in the cooking of a typical Irish home, or help shear a sheep… The activities are as much fun as they are surprising!
But that’s not all! The park has an impressive collection of cars and modes of transport from the 1800’s to the present day, so hop on board a steam locomotive, a horse-drawn carriage, electric trams, vintage motorcycles, vintage cars and farm machinery!
The site is playful and extends over a 170-hectare estate, bordering Belfast Lough. Great ideas for walks in perspective!