The Folk part of the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum at Cultra takes you back in time to life in the early 20th Century. It’s one of our favourite places to visit because you really do feel like you’re transported back in time to another era.
Think traffic free country lanes snaking around fields of various farms and farm-life, thatched roofs, peat fires and freshly baked soda bread. It’s a flashback into an electronic free life before the internet and mobile phones took over; to a time when everything appeared simpler, easier, less distracted with information overload; and that’s exactly why I love it. Switch off and be present, in the past of course.
As you walk around the museum estate you pass reconstructed farms and buildings, you can engage with people in character from the era, and you can watch them working using farming methods from over 100 years ago. Watch traditional crafts or visit farms, schools, shops and dwellings.
On the farms you’ll come across not only people in character, but farm animals. If you dare pass the angry geese you’ll discover chickens, sheep, pigs, horses and donkeys; and apart from those geese, they are all friendly and approachable with care.
Throughout the year the Folk Museum hosts a number of seasonal events including St Patrick’s Day, Easter, Craft Classes and so much more. Visit their website for the latest news here.
Membership is great value. I joined as a single member as my 2018 treat and the annual costs was £30. Joint membership is £55. And family membership is £60 for an adult and 3 kids or £75 for 2 adults and 3 kids.
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