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Ulster American Folk Park

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

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Journey back in time at the Ulster American Folk Park, from the Old World of Ulster to the New World of America.

Wander the well-trodden pathways and traditional farmhouses, learning what life was like in rural Ulster. Step on-board the full-scale emigrant ship and experience what the cramped quarters were like on the dangerous journey to America. Emerge into the ‘New world’ and find out how Ulster peoples emigration had an impact through North America.  

Don’t miss the traditional craft demonstrations by talented costumed guides, from wool spinning to willow weaving*. To make the most of your visit we recommend you give yourself between 2 and 3 hours to explore all that the museum has to offer, including the ‘Bad Bridget’ exhibition shining a light on the heart-wrenching tales of women who emigrated from 1838 to 1918.

Visit the Ulster American Folk Park website to browse the fantastic range of exhibitions and events currently on!

*Please note, we cannot guarantee which demonstrations will be on any given day.

Food & Drink
Refuel and relax in the café which serves a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks. Picnic tables are located around the perimeter of the main public car park. Food and drink items are not allowed in our galleries.

Gift Shop
The main gift shop in the Ulster American Folk Park is open to all. We have a wide range of gifts inspired by our collections. These include books, toys and souvenirs. Why not take a trip down memory lane in O’Doherty’s shop on Ulster Street and ask for a quarter of sweets, weighed out in the traditional way by a guide in costume?

Not to be missed locations include:
Emigrants Gallery, Mellon Homestead, Campbell House, Hughes House, Ulster Street, Ship & Dockside Gallery, American Street, Samuel Fulton Stone House, West Pennsylvania Log House, Tennessee Rogan Plantation House.

What to wear during your visit:
As much of the Museum is in a large open air site, it is recommended that sensible shoes are worn, appropriate clothing is worn for the time of year, and waterproofs are brought for potentially rainy days.

Facilities

Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Open Sundays

Catering

  • Picnic Area
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Family Fun
  • Online Booking
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Euros accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Dogs accepted by arrangement

Travel & Trade

  • Family Discount

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Tel+44 (0) 28 8224 3292

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Opening Times

Season (1 Mar 2022 - 31 Oct 2022)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank HolidayOpen
Season (1 Nov 2022 - 28 Feb 2023)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Friday10:00 - 16:00
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
Bank HolidayOpen

* Monday closed (except for Northern Ireland Bank holidays)

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Road Directions

Directions from Town:Located five miles north of Omagh on the main A5 road between Omagh and Strabane. By bus: Goldliner Express Bus No. 273 from Belfast to Derry passes the main gates of the Folk Park. The Express stops on request outside the main gates. The nearest local bus station is in Omagh, which also has a local service passing the Folk Park. In addition taxis are usually available at Omagh Bus Station. More information on bus services is available from Translink.

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