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Ulster American Folk Park

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Address: 2 Mellon Road | Castletown, Omagh BT78 5QU, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 8224 3292

Experience the adventure that takes you from the thatched cottages of...

Experience the adventure that takes you from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship, to the log cabins of the American Frontier. Immerse yourself in three centuries of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life. Meet costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share.

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a very enjoyable day out

I visited in early January as part of a party of 3 adults. The indoor part involved a lot of reading which I found very informative and interesting. We had lunch which was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited in early January as part of a party of 3 adults. The indoor part involved a lot of reading which I found very informative and interesting. We had lunch which was enjoyable and reasonably priced and we then spent all afternoon following the outside map, There were five members of staff who we saw on our way round... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend a rainy afternoon in North Ireland at the Ulster American Folk Park. It was very informative and interesting. We went around the time of Halloween and the staff/actors made a lot of effort to get into character. The tour starts of well but starts getting long and dragged out towards the end. The food isn't great at the cafeteria.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a great walk through Irish history. I've been to many similar types of museums and this one is by far the best. The transition from Ireland to America is so well thought out. I went for the 4th of July festival and even when crowded, there is enough space for everyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic day out. Not been since I had been with school. The staff/actors in the houses were brilliant. You just don't realise what you have on your doorstep sometimes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only thing that made my detour to Omagh worth it was this gem. Even a Speedy Gonzalez like me needed two hours there to see everything. The structure was so clever and easy to follow. Luckily only one stranger spoke to me but she was actually nice and said interesting stuff! I like the exhibition rooms before the outdoor... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I generally visit Northern Ireland once a year. I made a point of visiting the Ulster American Folk Park this weekend; my first; at the recommendation of my wife (an Icelander), who last visited it in 1995! I left Northern Ireland in 1976 - coincidentally the year that this Park was opened. I spent 2 hours there (which wasn't really... More 

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

My partner and I visited this Folk park after having visited the one in Holywood, the day before. Although it rained heavily, this did not lessen our enjoyment of the place. The staff were friendly and welcoming and were very interesting when parting their knowledge about bygone days. The museum was well laid out and the departing and arriving in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

The price was cheap for 3of us 2 adults and senior citizen 25 pounds ,entrance to the center staff very friendly . It was a lovely walk round and the staff in the little houses had a lot of time for my aunt with disabilities.Big thank you to the man who took our photos what a charming and delightful man... More 

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is really a place for all the family. It provides a very good set of exhibitions in the visitor centre and lots of building outside in the grounds of the park. It basically tells the story of Irish emigration to the USA, why they left and what they went to. The story is very well told in the visitor... More 

Thank Brian M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I have visited the folk park numerous times, in my own childhood and now with my own family. It has had many additions over the year and a few since my last visit. The characters who informed us about the bygone days were knowledgeable and had the children's undivided attention. They especially loved the smith in the forge who 'put... More 

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