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A handmade decoration at the folk museum for christmas
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Free for members

Wander the snowy, cobbled streets of the Ulster Folk Museum and experience a truly traditional Christmas. 

Meet our craft demonstrators as they prepare for seasonal celebrations and take in the festive scents of Christmas pudding warming on the griddle. Listen out for carol singers, traditional musicians, with added festive sounds from a harpist and brass band.

Warm up with a drink in the cosy surroundings of McCusker's pub, now a fully licensed pub! And taste Christmas fayre like Christmas cake and cinnamon toast, heated on the open fire. Get making in our Christmas-themed craft stations, treat yourself in our traditional sweet shop and discover the traditions of Christmas past with us this Christmas.

What to know 
  • We recommend online booking for our Christmas experience, as it's through general admission. Walk-ups will be permitted but could be limited if the museum is full. 
  • An accessible bus will be available on all dates to transport visitors from our lower car park to the museum. 
  • Music performances will vary across the below dates. 

Please note: the above activity will be taking place across weekends only, Saturday and Sunday, starting 2nd December and then Christmas week until the day before Christmas Eve. There'll be a lighter touch to Christmas on weekdays, although you can still enjoy exhibit buildings decorated for Christmas and festive demonstrations by our makers.  

Our Christmas activity will take place on the following dates:

  • Saturday 2nd December (11:00 to 16:00) 
  • Sunday 3rd December (11:00 to 16:00) 
  • Saturday 9th December (11:00 to 16:00) 
  • Sunday 10th December (11:00 to 16:00) 
  • Saturday 16th December (11:00 to 16:00) 
  • Sunday 17th December (11:00 to 16:00) 
  • Tuesday 19th December (10:00 to 16:00) 
  • Wednesday 20th December (10:00 to 16:00) 
  • Thursday 21st December (10:00 to 16:00) 
  • Friday 22nd December (10:00 to 16:00) 
  • Saturday 23rd December (11:00 to 16:00) 

Book your general admission tickets through the link, selecting one of the Christmas dates above.