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Country Skills

Two horses pulling a plough through the fields at Ulster Folk Museum
Saturday 25th March

Time: 11:00 - 16:00

Celebrating and preserving everyday skills, customs and traditions passed down over many generations in Ulster is what we do at the Ulster Folk Museum. As part of this, we have a working farm on our rural site where heritage country skills are practiced and demonstrated daily.

On 25th March we'll be hosting Country Skills and Horse Ploughing Day to honour these traditional skills and demonstrate how they're still relevant today.

Watch how horseshoes are made at Lisrace Forge and see shoeing in action with farriers applying horseshoes to horses using traditional methods. Our working sheep dogs will be out in the fields where demonstrations of heritage ploughing techniques will also be going on. You'll also be able to try your hand at rope making with straw and say hello to all of our farm animals.

National Lottery Open Week

As part of National Lottery Open Week we’re saying thank you to National Lottery players who are helping us preserve our traditions, stories and skills passed down through the generations. We’re offering free entry to the Ulster Folk Museum on 25th and 26th March!

Terms and Conditions

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

  • Ulster Folk Museum is offering free entry to National Lottery players who can provide proof of purchase, either paper or digital.
  • Only one National Lottery ticket will be required for free entry for adults in one family group (maximum 2 adults and up to 3 children). Kids go free on these two days (children aged 5 – 17 years). Any additional adults will require their own National Lottery ticket.
  • This offer will run on 25th and 26th March 2023 only.
  • Opening times are 10:00 to 17:00 with last admission at 15:45.
  • Advance booking is not required.
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If you do not wish to participate in this offer, general admission tickets can be purchased through the booking link here or purchased on the day.