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Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum deals with the way of life, past and present, of the people of Northern Ireland. There is an open-air museum of about 60 acres on the site, displaying distinctively local buildings and their associated lifestyles. 30 acres of this are used for farming. We aim to show the range of crops and animals kept on small Irish farms of around 1900. We keep Irish rare breeds as far as possible; Kerry, Dexter and Irish Moiled cattle, Galway and Mourne sheep, and Irish Draught horses. Arable work is carried out using horses and techniques relying on manual labour. Two curators specialise in agriculture at the museum. Mervyn Watson deals the history of Irish livestock, and Jonathan Bell with Irish farm labour and rural society. We have also published a range of material related to the history of Irish farming technology.

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  • Coach parking
  • Disabled toilets
  • Toilets

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