The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum is located at Cultra in Northern Ireland. It is seven miles east of Belfast.
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum Map
There are two museums:- The Folk Museum which endeavours to illustrate the way of life and traditions of the people in Northern Ireland, past and present, and the Transport Museum which explores and exhibits methods of transport by land, sea and air, past and present.
The Folk Museum was created to preserve a rural way of life in danger of disappearing forever due to increasing urbanisation and industrialisation in Northern Ireland. It was opened to the public in 1964 and merged with the Belfast Transport Museum, to form the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in 1967.
In 1998, the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum merged with the Ulster Museum and the Ulster-American Folk Park to form the National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland, now National Museums Northern Ireland.
The Folk Museum 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. 170 acres are devoted to illustrating the rural way of life in Northern Ireland in the early 20th century. Inside the museum are a number of exhibitions including Irish traditional music, film, photographic, television archives etc.
The Transport museum houses an extensive collection including the Irish Railway collection, Road Transport (cycles, motorcycles, trams, buses & cars), a Titanic collection, and an aircraft collection.
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum Address & Travel
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
Telephone: 028 9042 8428
The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum can be found on the main Belfast to Bangor Road (A2), near Holywood. The museum is about 7 miles, or 15 minutes, east of Belfast City Centre. There is plenty of free parking. The satnav postcode is BT18 0EU.
Get off at the Cultra Halt rail station. From there it’s a 2 minute walk to the Transport Galleries, or an uphill walk of about 15 minutes to the Folk Museum. Contact Translink
on 028 9066 6630 for up-to-date rail timetable information.
There is a bus stop outside the Museum entrance, on the main Belfast to Bangor road. See Translink
for an up-to-date bus timetable.
How much does it cost?
The admission fee can be found on the official website
What are the Opening Hours?
The Opening Hours can be found on the official website
For more information then visit the
• Ulster Folk and Transport Museum official website.
Accommodation: postcode - BT18 0EU