Ulster American Folk Park
The Ulster American Folk Park is an open-air museum that focuses
on the large-scale emigration from Ulster to America in the 18th
and 19th centuries, and is the biggest of its kind in Europe.
Displays illustrate the everyday life of the emigrants through
reconstructed original and replica buildings, a full-size replica
of a sailing ship and daily demonstrations of printing, cooking,
spinning and blacksmithing practices. There is also a fascinating
indoor museum and a dockside gallery. The park also hosts a number
of events, including popular music festivals such as the
Appalachian and Bluegrass Music Festival.
Address: Mellon Road, Castletown
Telephone: (028) 8224 3292
Opening Time: October to February: Tuesday to Friday from 10am to
4pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm. March to September:
Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Closed on Mondays (except
Northern Ireland Bank Holidays).
Admission: £7.15 (adults), £4.40 (children). Concessions are