An Island of Skills
Learn about some of the heritage skills and crafts we'll be showcasing for August Craft Month 2023.
Learn about the skills of the past as they're used today.
Each day at the Ulster Folk Museum, you have the opportunity to watch heritage skills in action. Some are heritage skills designed to keep buildings looking well and in working order, such as carpentry, blacksmithing, and thatching. Some are designed to keep people looking well and in working order, such as needlework, linen weaving, and cooking. All of the heritage skills we showcase keep traditional skills alive for the enjoyment of future generations.
Here you can find out more about these traditional heritage skills: what they are, where they came from, what they produce, and how to do them.