Folk Museumís Living Farm Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, GB BT18 0EU Cultra, Holywood ( last change : 14.03.2011 15:17:42 )

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Folk Museumís Living Farm
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
153 Bangor Road,
GB- BT18 0EU Cultra, Holywood
Phone : +44 (0) 28 9042 84 28     +44 (0) 845 608 00 00
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The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum is set over 170 acres. The Folk Museum includes the Outdoor Folk Museum which features Ballycultra town, the Rural area and the Folk Galleries. The Transport Museum houses one of the best Rail Galleries in Europe as well as road and aviation galleries. In the rural area of the Folk Museum, you will experience an idea of country life as it might have been at the turn of the century. There are over 15 exhibit buildings including prosperous farmhouses, a rural school, cottiersí houses and byre dwellings for you to explore. Farm animals typical of the era can be found around the farms and various crops are grown throughout the season using traditional methods in the surrounding fields. The farming landscape mostly dates from the 18th and 19th centuries and includes significant examples of spades and other hand implements, horse drawn equipment such as ploughs and harrows and farm carts together with a variety of archival records. There are excellent audio-archival data on many aspects of farming practice. Visit our living farm and walk along countryside trails to discover the country homes people lived in the 1900s.

The Folk Museumís Living Farm actively interprets old farming ways and helps to preserve old farming techniques and traditional Irish breeds. All the animals that can be seen in our fields are traditional Irish breeds. These include Irish moiled cattle (from the Irish, maol, meaning hornless), Kerry cattle, the Irish draught horse and both lowland Galway and Mourne Blackface mountain sheep. Close to the thatched farmhouse, you might come across newborn piglets or tiny chicks and kids (baby goats). You might even be startled by a cock crowing or a donkey baying. The arable fields are worked as they would have been a century ago using traditional equipment such as horse drawn wheel ploughs. In season, there are crops of potatoes, wheat, oats and flax. Rural Area: A visit of 2-3 hours duration is recommended.

Opening hours :
March to September:
- Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 to 17.00
October to February:
- Tuesday to Friday 10.00 to 16.00
- Saturday and Sunday 11.00 to 16.00

Admission price :
Ticket to EITHER Folk Museum OR Transport Museum
- Adults: £6.50
- Children (5 to 18 years): £4.00
- Family (2 adults and up to 3 children): £18.50
- Family (1 adult and up to 3 children): £13.00
- Children under 5: Free
Special rate - Ticket to BOTH Museums on the same day:
- Adults: £8.00
- Children (5 to 18 years): £4.50
- Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £21.50
- Family (1 adult and up to 3 children): £16.00
- Children under 5: Free

Offer :
We have a number of shops where youíll find a perfect memento of your trip to the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum. Our new combined Visitor Information Centre and gift shop is a good place to start. Itís situated in the Folk Museum´s Ballycultra town, opposite the sweet shop.

Events :
A number of popular events and activities linked to the farming year and country life are held in the rural area. These include a Horse Ploughing Match and Country Skills Day, Springtime Dawn Chorus, Donkey Day and Harvest Threshing Day.

Restaurant, Description :
- Folk Museum: hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks are served in the Ballycultra Tea Room in the Town area.
- Transport Museum: the Midland Kiosk
- There are picnic areas throughout the Museum.

Infrastructure :
  Imbiss/Kiosk  Picknick  Kiosk-Verkaufsladen-Hofladen     



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