Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum is situated in Cultra, Northern Ireland, near Belfast. It comprises two separate museums, the Folk Museum and the Transport Museum, and is a museum of international renown, regarded as being amongst the best of its kind in the world.

The Folk Museum endeavours to illustrate the way of life and traditions of the people in Northern Ireland, past and present. It houses a variety of old buildings and dwellings which have been collected from various parts of Ireland and rebuilt in the grounds of the museum, brick by brick. While visiting, you can step back in time and uncover a way of life from 100 years ago. Discover cottages, farms, schools and shops as you wander through the beautiful parkland chatting to costumed visitor guides demonstrating traditional crafts.

The Transport Museum explores and exhibits methods of transport by land, sea and air, past and present, and endeavours to tell the story of transport in Ireland. It is bursting with horse drawn carriages, electric trams, motorbikes, fire-engines and vintage cars. You can climb on and off majestic steam locomotives or experience the sensation of flight. It also boasts a permanent Titanic exhibition, documenting the construction, voyage, and eventual sinking of the ill-fated vessel.

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Ulster Folk and Transport Museum