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Colleges and Universities

Travel & Tourism Programme

First opened in 1976, the Ulster American Folk Park has established itself as one of the major tourist attractions on the island of Ireland. Student groups are invited to visit the museum to investigate from a tourism perspective and discuss with staff such aspects as visitor management, patterns of visitation, marketing, public services, careers etc. Please call us to discuss the specific needs of your group.


Teachers and lecturers are advised to contact the museum and the Centre for Migration Studies at the Park to discuss their individual needs.  Residential accommodation is also available for longer stays.

Research at the Centre for Migration Studies

The Centre for Migration Studies (CMS) at the Ulster American Folk Park supports the study of Irish Migration worldwide from 1600 to the present. Containing a research library and database, it offers assistance to students, teachers, scholars and the general public The Centre contains a specialist collection of books, maps, journals, documentary materials and records related to the main themes of the Folk Park, e.g. emigration, housing, farming, education, shops, traditional crafts, biographies, social customs, settlement in frontier and urban America, Native American history and lifestyles.

Irish Emigration Database

The emigration database is a constantly expanding digital resource, which currently contains over 35,000 primary sources including emigrant letters, journals, diaries, shipping advertisements and passenger lists.

CMS Opening times

Our Opening Hours are:

Tuesday to Friday 10.30am to 4.30pm

Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm

Closed Sunday, Monday & Public Holidays

Teachers, students and the general public are welcome to visit the centre and use its resources for reference.