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Ulster American Folk Park

2 Mellon Road | Castletown, Omagh BT78 5QU, Northern Ireland
+44 28 8224 3292
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Got a great day for the visit, haven’t been here since I was at school so this was a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David H
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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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This is a wonderful museum off the beaten path but not too far from Belfast. It tells a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dickgull
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Locust Grove, VA
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“outdoor museum” (15 reviews)
“old world” (18 reviews)
“living history” (17 reviews)
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2 Mellon Road | Castletown, Omagh BT78 5QU, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 8224 3292
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got a great day for the visit, haven’t been here since I was at school so this was a great reminder. The little houses are great to walk around and hear some history. They also have an internal part that details the Titanic and history...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful museum off the beaten path but not too far from Belfast. It tells a great story of Irish immigration to the US with outdoor Irish huts, cottages, and homes illustration which immigrants moved from and the US villages and homes that...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum with indoor and outdoor exhibits 😊. Great history of Scottish/Irish emigrants and what they experienced in Ireland and in America. One could easily spend 4 hours here.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful day out here. Plenty to do and see. Kids loved learning about our history. The freshly baked food in some houses is to die for!!! Great cafe on site too.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent visit. The best part was when the folks inside each house told extra information and stories about the families. Super day!

Thank Lynsey K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at museum and queued for museum. We both thought if someone was inclined it would be very easy to enter the museum without paying as there was no one checking tickets after they were bought. The great idea in this museum was that houses...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here on numerous occasions, both with school groups at Hallowe'en and also bringing visitors. I never tire of it. Every house tells a story. The emigration of the Mellon family to America underpins the overall story of the park and we see...More

Thank DebsB
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought 4teenagers(one our mexican student) on Easter Sunday...Great buzz around the place...soldiers recruiting for ww1...gypsies fighting...little lambs and goats.. everywhere was vibrant and full of fun...lady making bread...the smell of turf burning would nearly choke you...very authentic..great days fun...a break from the ps4 for them....thought...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have meant to pay the folk park a visit for years. Have to say I’m glad I left it til my son was nine as he really enjoyed it and found it fascinating. Bit disappointed that a few of the exhibits were closed but really...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic park that allows you to follow in the footsteps of your ancestors as they traveled from their homeland to America. You can see the different homes that people of different trades and incomes would come from, see a ship like the...More

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Caroline1154
16 February 2018|
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Response from John A | Reviewed this property |
The Ulster American folk park is outside Omagh in County Tyrone and is themed on the Mellon family who emigrated to America. Part of the display is concerned with how life was in the Ireland of the early 1800's and the other... More
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Sue24814
8 February 2018|
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Yes from 11am to 4pm. It’s a fascinating place to see but if it’s raining go somewhere else!!
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Sabina B
4 November 2017|
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Response from DianaJoan | Reviewed this property |
Senior Citizen £7. Student £7 Family Ticket Adult £9 Child £5.50 Under five child free. I found this on a previous posting. The British Pound converts around 1.35 to the US dollar.
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