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Experience a traditional Hallowe'en with us this October...

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a girl with a witch hat at ulster folk museum
Saturday 28th to Tuesday 31st October
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Free for members

Hallowe'en is a time when the veil between the mortal world and the spirit world is at its thinnest, allowing spirits, fairies, and other supernatural entities to cross over and interact with the living… 

Discover the origins, traditions and customs of the spookiest time of year, a celebration derived from the Celtic festival of Samhain, and experience a traditional Hallowe'en at the Folk Museum from Saturday 28th to Tuesday 31st October.

As we welcome in the darkness of winter and say farewell to the lighter half of the year, watch traditional turnip carving demonstrations, get hands-on at our Hallowe'en craft stations and listen to tales of Jack O Lantern in the RIC Barracks. Look out for the Armagh Rhymers from 12:00 to 15:00, dressed in their traditional masks and costumes and watch eerie NI Screen Archives in the Picture House. Meet roving characters like the Old Hag and encounter their uncanny might even discover what the future holds for you in a cabbage reading! 

Explore our authentic exhibit buildings, dressed to welcome the spirits of Samhain. We’ll have warm colcannon in Tea Lane, barmbrack in Bank House and apple pie in the Parochial House. 

Help us solve a murder mystery as you meet suspicious characters across the weekend. Guess who the guilty party is before the killer is revealed on Hallowe'en day on the 31st on our Ulster Folk Museum socials! 

Our Hallowe'en activities will be taking place on the following dates and time:

  • Saturday 28th October – 11:00 to 16:00 
  • Sunday 29th October – 11:00 to 16:00 
  • Monday 30th October – 10:00 to 16:00 
  • Tuesday 31st October – 10:00 to 16:00