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Collection Highlight Tours

Collection Highlights are 'tours' of selected areas of our collections. Click on any of the tours below to explore more.


Ballyveaghmore farmhouse Ballyveaghmore farmhouse
Joe Baird, a local tenant farmer built the Ballyveaghmore farm house in the late 1840s to provide a home for his family. The house’s original location was on the foothills of Slieve Binnian, part of the southern range of the Mourne Mountains, Co. Down. Tommy Baird, a retired bachelor farmer was the last inhabitant of the family home; he was Joe Baird’s great grandson.

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Wheels of Business exhibition Wheels of Business exhibition
The Wheels of Business exhibition takes a look at people who drive vehicles as part of their everyday job.

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‘In Service’: Life after Belfast ‘In Service’: Life after Belfast
The relationship between Harland & Wolff and White Star Line began in 1869 and lasted until 1932. During that time Harland & Wolff built over 70 ships for White Star Line and while Titanic is the most famous of these, many others have eventful histories.Here are some of the stories of life on board these ships after they left Belfast.

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The Schooner Result The Schooner Result
The Schooner Result was built in 1893 by renowned shipbuilder, Paul Rodgers. During her 74-year working life Result became one of the best-known and most successful schooners in the coastal and home trades, noted for her speed, profitability and graceful design.

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Taken for a Ride Taken for a Ride
The horse and carriage is still considered the epitome of style and elegance. Throughout the 1800s, they became not merely a means of conveyance, but an expression of wealth, authority and social etiquette.

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Ballycultra Town Ballycultra Town
Ballycultra Town is home to almost 40 exhibit buildings that have been restored and authentically furnished.

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The Rural Buildings The Rural Buildings
The rural area has 16 exhibit buildings that have been restored and authentically furnished to show life on the farms of 100 years ago.

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The Ballydugan Weaver’s House The Ballydugan Weaver’s House
A hand loom weaver’s house in the grounds of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. This house is a replica of a traditional linen weaver’s house from Ballydugan in north west Co Down, situated a few miles south of Lurgan.

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The Corradreenan Farmhouse The Corradreenan Farmhouse
This well - built sandstone County Fermanagh farmhouse was originally the home, over several generations, of the Elliott family, a local farming family. The Elliott family were tenants of the Cole family, Earls of Enniskillen, whose nearby historic, family seat was at Florence Court.

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All Aboard All Aboard
The Irish Railway Collection is housed in the largest museum gallery space in the country. This is only a selection of the railway specimens on display. We have chosen this selection as you can climb aboard all of these when you visit Cultra.

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Meenagarragh Cottier’s House Meenagarragh Cottier’s House
The Meeanagarragh cottier’s house is a small stone built house: it has one room, a kitchen and living room with a bed, placed at the far gable end beside the hearth fire. There is a single fixed window at the front of the house.

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 On the Hoof On the Hoof
Before the introduction of vehicles, men, women and children used wicker baskets or creels to carry fuel for the fire, food for the table and produce to market.

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Drumnahunshin Farmhouse Drumnahunshin Farmhouse
The Drumnahunshin farmhouse from south Armagh: the house is a sizeable two storied farmhouse, for many generations it was the home of the Patterson family. The Patterson family were local tenant farmers on the Gosford estate, Co Armagh.

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Driven Exhibition Driven Exhibition
Driven- Achieving Through Transport Transport provides opportunities for people to perform above and beyond their own physical limitations. This exhibition celebrates all kinds of achievements associated with transport, from the familiar and famous to the unusual and unexpected.

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The Blouse Collection The Blouse Collection
Around 100 white blouses form part of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum’s Textile collection. Ranging from the early 1800s to the 1940s, they describe the changing styles of this practical garment.

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