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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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God few hours to spend

A place to visit in few hours with all family. Very entertaining and educative. The staff was very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rainbowpie
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Dublin, Ireland
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Great time had by All ( coach party )

The Folk Park is excellent lots to see and do and the staff in the buildings are very informing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
coach_driver39
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Malton, 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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“outdoor museum” (18 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 4 days ago via mobile

A place to visit in few hours with all family. Very entertaining and educative. The staff was very nice. The only negative point is the restaurant which was disgusting, soup of the day or the Irish beef stew were uneditable. Would not recommend at all....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Folk Park is excellent lots to see and do and the staff in the buildings are very informing and have a good grasp on the history I had a great time and my passengers enjoyed it as much as me the only problem was...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

visited this with family including young grandchildren,it was there second vist and our first,the staff really make this place come alive,we enjoyed going back in time,learning as we went.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and children, aged between one and six, visited this week. We had a fantastic day out. The kids loved exploring the houses and got a great thrill from the ship. The staff had a lot of time for the children and made them...More

Thank Cathal H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasure spending a few hours stepping back into our irish past. Lovely for young and not so young exploring our pasts. Reminded me of my grandparents home. Great bringing back memories of turf fires. Please keep these memories alive.

Thank MsM199
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a nice day out then visit The Ulster American Folk Park. The staff are what make it and of course a lot of time and effort have gone into making it very authentic, if only other venues in Omagh were as well looked...More

Thank MummyMalibu
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived late morning and spent some time in the indoor part of the museum - the 10 year old children enjoyed dressing up in dance costumes. Then we had lunch in the cafe which had a wide range of hot meals and headed outside....More

Thank AlisonCNIreland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went just me and my hubby was very good interesting.the people that our in the house gave a good history lesson. We’re very friendly and explain a lot.it is a bit off a walk but it is worth it

Thank Yvonne L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been passing this for years but our first time visiting as a family. Staff are engaging and interested We enjoyed the whole experience particularly the American side My son had visited before with his school (off peak) and he said some of the exhibits...More

Thank 372starrating
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lalrge group of 55 people travelled from West Limerick to Omagh, Co. Tyrone. We took the opportunity to visit the Memorial Garden and say a quiet prayer.. The voyage that we experienced after leaving the Ulster cottages and arriving at the American frontier our...More

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ken m
30 July 2018|
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Response from jad745 | Reviewed this property |
Check it on the website open most days but I think closed on Mondays traditionally a day that Museums Close.
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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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Response from Newryoneisback | Reviewed this property |
Yes from 11am to 4pm. It’s a fascinating place to see but if it’s raining go somewhere else!!
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