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Making Festival

Celebrate our local crafts, heritage skills and traditions at the two-day Folk Museum Making Festival

Book Making Festival Tickets
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August
10:00 to 17:00
Makers, crafters and DIY-ers, the Folk Museum Making Festival returns on Saturday 17th August & Sunday 18th August for a weekend of craft demonstrations, hands-on activities, musical performances and film screenings.
*demonstrators may vary to those shown in the video of last year's event

Here at the Ulster Folk Museum, we're passionate about preserving and celebrating our roots - the heritage, traditions and skills of our past. As we approach our 60th anniversary, it's time to 'reawaken' our museum. We're working in association with the Construction Industry Training Board NI (CITB NI) to honour traditional crafts and heritage skills close to home. 

About Tickets 

  • Day tickets, green tickets and two-day tickets are available. 
  • All makers will be at both days of the festival so you have the opportunity to see everything if visiting for one day only. With so much to see and do, we recommend getting down early so you can catch as much as possible! 
  • Since there's so much to see and do, we've put on a discounted two-day ticket so you can enjoy the festival across two days at your leisure. 
  • Want to travel a greener way? Take public transport to the Making Festival and get 20% discounted tickets! Green tickets can be purchased in advance of the festival - all you need to do is book your green ticket and bring a valid public transport ticket to the admissions desk on entry, or full price will be charged. 
  • Please note, tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable 
  • Please note, parking is free but limited so we encourage you, where possible, to take public transport and avail of our discounted Green ticket.
Making Festival Logos

In partnership with Construction Industry Training Board Northern Ireland (CITB NI), The Conservation Volunteers, Queen's University Belfast, The National Built Heritage Service, Historic Environmental Division (HED), Craft NI and An Droichead. 

“…Without understanding the past, how can we hope to plan for the future?”

Estyn Evans, 1942

Founding trustee of the Ulster Folk Museum