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behind the scenes: folk life collection store

A guided tour of the fascinating folk history objects that are kept in our collection stores

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a group of people at a tour in the folk life stores
Friday 26th April
11:00 to 12:00 & 13:00 to 14:00
Age group

Ever wanted to get behind the scenes and discover how our museum objects are stored? Come along to this special tour of the Folk Life collection stores at the Ulster Folk Museum. 

Our stores are packed floor to ceiling with fascinating objects from our folk history. Join our Curator of History, Fiona Byrne, for a guided tour through the stores on Friday 26th April exploring everything from cradles to crocks. Fiona will show you some of the more significant objects in the stores such as our Halloween cap and vernacular chairs. Fiona will also provide an insight into the work that goes on behind the scenes to maintain this important national collection.

What to know 

  • This tour is for ages 12+ and children should be accompanied by an adult at all times. 
  • Tickets are £11.50 for adults and £7 for children, and include admission to the Ulster Folk Museum for the day. 
  • Due to environmental conditions in the Folk Life Store, warm clothing is advised.  
  • Bags will not be permitted into the Folk Life Store, although we'll have a secure area to leave your bags if required. 
  • Photography will not be permitted in the Folk Life Store. 
  • We'll be in touch before the tour with info on where to meet and how to access the store.