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Set in over 170 acres of rolling countryside, the past has been precisely and painstakingly recreated in incredibly picturesque locations at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum.
  • Over 50 exhibit buildings including, the 1900s Ulster town of Ballycultra, illustrate a way of life from 100 years ago.
  • Our Transport Museum, one of the finest in Europe, displays Ireland’s largest and most comprehensive transport collections, from horse-drawn carts to Irish built motorcars and from wonderfully preserved majestic steam locomotives to ship and aircraft building.
  • The benefit of the rural landscape of yesteryear with its farms, cottages,
  • traditional crops and local breeds of livestock, as well as the townscape of Ballycultra with its shops, churches schools and bank.
  • Costumed visitor guides are available if required.

Professional/ Commercial - still photography for which permission has been granted will be subject to payment of a location facility fee of £250 per day.
Filming - facility fees of £1000 per day or £150 per hour (minimum charge of £250) will apply to location filming for broadcast or commercial use and will be subject to the terms and conditions of an agreed contract as furnished by the Museum. Any additional consultancy, staffing, and other third party costs incurred by the film production company will also be charged.

Guidance to filming on Museum Premises
  1. Applications for permission to use the premises of the Ulster Museum for a filming location, or to film works of art or other specimens from the Collections of the Ulster Museum, follow the same general procedure as with 'still' reproductions.  A synopsis of the film or programme will be requested.   Applicants will be bound by the same regulations governing all other forms of reproduction, but particularly those in the contract between the applicant and the Museum, which will be raised and agreed prior to the date filming takes place.
  2. A facility fee for filming on the premises will be charged at current rates, plus a transmission fee which will be calculated on a per second basis for the final edited footage to be used and will be based on the rights requested and territory of distribution.
  3. The agreed acknowledgement should appear in the opening or closing credits.
  4. Copyright, where applicable, must be cleared before filming can take place.  This must be in writing.  The Museum will require sight of permission letter/s before filming can commence.
  5. The applicant/production company carrying out the filming must adhere to current health and safety regulations regarding the equipment/gear being used by them.
  6. The applicant/production company accepts full responsibility for any damage to life or property consequential to the filming.
  7. Prior to filming, all electrical power and lighting requirements must be discussed with relevant Museum staff.
  8. The Museum will take no responsibility for any loss or damage to any equipment/gear belonging to the applicant/production company, or any personal possessions of the crew/participants while on Museum property.


The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum is situated 7 miles east of Belfast, near Hollywood, on the main Belfast to Bangor Road (A2), just 15 minutes outside Belfast City Centre with excellent access by road, rail and bus and close to Belfast City Airport.

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