Collection Highlight Tours
Collection Highlights are 'tours' of selected areas of our collections. Click on any of the tours below to explore more.
The TITANICa exhibition at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, uses over 500 original artefacts and interactive technology to tell the full Titanic story.
The Glens of Antrim are a series of glens in Northern Ireland which are well known for their natural beauty and historical associations.
The collections of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum include an extensive range of Masonic jewels, reflecting many aspects of Free Masonry.
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.
Through The Eye of a Needle
The textiles collection at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum includes fine examples of costume, lace, patchwork and embroidery dating from 1750 to the present day.
The exhibition ‘Through The Eye of a Needle’ highlights the importance of sewing needles, dressmaking, and embroidery skills in everyday life over the last 200 years using examples of costume and textiles from the museum’s collection.
Maheragallan Byre Dwelling
The Magheragallan byre dwelling is one of a pair of traditional, thatched and stone built houses. Both houses were originally located on the machaire or coastal plain in Gweedore, northwest, Co. Donegal.
William Conor, 1881 – 1968
The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum has more than 2,000 works by the artist William Conor, who was best known for his portrayals of working class life in Belfast in the early 1900's.
Watercolours by Samson Towgood Roch (1757-1847)
The watercolours of Sampson Towgood Roch (1757-1847) give us an insight into the lives of ordinary people in the 1820s with particular emphasis on Waterford and Dungarvan.
Click on the images below to be taken on a tour of this collection.