Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

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Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
Cultra
153 Bangor Road
Holywood
Ulster BT18 0EU

www.nmni.com/our-museums/ulster-folk-and-transport-museum/Home.aspx

MUSEUM TYPE
This is a transport museum that includes a collection of historic motor cars.

OPENING
Closed Mondays except for N.I. Bank Holidays
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday and Sunday 11:00 – 16:00

DESCRIPTION
Experience what life was like in Northern Ireland over 100 years ago, and explore one of the most comprehensive transport collections in Europe. Visitors can walk through the parkland of the Folk Museum, where they will see costumed locals, demonstrating traditional crafts in cottages, farm dwellings, schools, and shops. In the Transport Museum visitors will find locomotives, horse-drawn carriages, vintage motorbikes, along with exhibits of historical materials including photographs of the Titanic. The car exhibits include a DeLorean DMC a car that officially began life in 1981 in Dunmurry, a suburb of southwest Belfast.

FACILITIES
There is free car parking and two tea rooms as well as picnic areas. Free wi-fi is available in designated areas.

HISTORY
The Folk Museum was created by an act of parliament in 1958. It was designed to preserve a rural way of life in danger of disappearing forever due to increasing urbanisation and industrialisation in Northern Ireland. The site the museum occupies was formally the Estate of Sir Robert Kennedy, and was acquired in 1961, with the museum opening to the public for the first time three years later in 1964. In 1967, the Folk Museum merged with the Belfast Transport Museum, to form the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. The museum’s Rail and Road Galleries were opened in 1993 and subsequently expanded in 1996.

REVIEWS
tbs

MAPS

153 Bangor Road, Belfast
Ulster Folk and Transportation Museum