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Festival of Making

Willow weaver at Ulster Folk Museum
19th & 20th August

At the Ulster Folk Museum we are passionate about preserving and nurturing Northern Ireland’s unique heritage skills, customs and traditions. This August we'll be celebrating the Festival of Making in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board NI (CITB NI), a two day event honouring traditional crafts & heritage skills!

Over the weekend we’ll be showcasing a wide range of Ireland’s unique building traditions such as thatching, stone masonry, limewashing and drystone walling. A number of talented makers will be sharing their crafts including signwriting, stained glass, musical instrument making and straw rope making; and our fantastic team of in-house craft demonstrators will be working in blacksmithing, willow, textiles, wood, and more!

As well as a chance to see at-risk skills in action we will also be hosting a craft fair in collaboration with Craft NI, where you’ll be able to purchase works from some of the high quality craft makers and applied artists working with heritage materials to make beautiful objects, homewares and decorative pieces.

We’ll have traditional music sessions, food trucks, screenings in our original picturehouse, and activities for all ages to get stuck into, so come along and be part of the revival of our treasured heritage skills!


Book your general admission ticket through the booking link at the top of the page.