Ship and Dockside Gallery
The Dockside Gallery is where the journey to America begins. Here you can imagine what it must have been like for Irish immigrants as they boarded the ship to the New World.
The life size scaled ship gives a grim interpretation of the conditions aboard the ship.
Lying in the dock is a reconstruction of an early nineteenth century ‘brig’ modelled on the Brig Union which carried older members of the Mellon family to Baltimore in 1816, two years before Thomas Mellon and his parents emigrated.The brig was a two-masted square-rigged sailing vessel...
Bridge Street, Londonderry
This building from the 1700s was originally situated in Bridge Street, Londonderry, on the west bank of the River Foyle. It was dismantled, transported and re-erected in the dockside gallery at the Ulster American Folk Park in 1988.
Great Georges St, Belfast
This building from the early 1800s originally stood in Great Georges Street, Belfast, adjacent to Ritchie’s dock, which is now Corporation Square. It was dismantled, transported and re-erected in the dockside gallery at the Ulster American Folk Park in 1988.
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