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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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We are regular visitors to the park & love it BUT the food in the cafe is a big let down. Make sure... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jad745
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Dublin, Ireland
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Excellent visit!

This open air museum is an brilliant way to learn about the lives of people in an earlier era. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JillA976
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“outdoor museum” (17 reviews)
“living history” (18 reviews)
“old world” (18 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 5 days ago via mobile

We are regular visitors to the park & love it BUT the food in the cafe is a big let down. Make sure you bring a packed lunch or eat elsewhere. Made the mistake again of relying on the cafe for lunch having driven all...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This open air museum is an brilliant way to learn about the lives of people in an earlier era. I was particularly impressed by the blacksmith. His knowledge was vast and he imparted it in style. Great to see a demonstration of this craft. The...More

Thank JillA976
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your time and savor the background and history of the emigrants that came to America looking for a dream and chance at bettering their lives. This place tells the story of two hundred years of emigration between Ireland and America.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My visit here was awesome with loads to see in a great setting. I saw how my ancestors might have lived, and learned a lot about their daily lives. The cafe and shop were very good too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to spend few hours. Different paths to follow, some longer, some more difficult....might include a few hills. Worth it for the views and the waterfall but beware, bring your jungle spray or any defence you have against pesky midges!!

Thank TesM28
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very niceopen air museum that tells you all about life in Ulster in 19th century and about the emigration to the US. Fun and learning for young and adults. Worth a half day visit.

Thank mzsmile17
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great staff made for a wonderful fun experience. Well laid out , gave a great feel of life in the nineteenth century. Especially enjoyed the “teacher” and the “blacksmith”. Cafe was a little disappointing as the hot food menu finished at 3pm and the selection...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit open-air museum with more than 30 exhibit buildings. The staff are excellent full of information about the family that lived and worked in some of the old buildings.

Thank Pat M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the Ulster American Folk Park in glorious sunshine. There is plenty of car parking facilities with an area dedicated for disabled parking and a separate area for coaches. The staff at reception were friendly, providing maps of the park and ensuring we...More

Thank Louise R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An open-air museum with more than 30 exhibit buildings to explore, the museum tells the story of three centuries of Irish emigration using displays and stories. Then they physically showed you how they lived and where they lived in a series of homes recreated, or...More

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Caroline1154
15 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
7 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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