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Ulster Transport Museum
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The Ulster Transport Museum tells the story of transport and social change in Ulster since the start of the modern era. 

The Ulster Transport Museum tells the story of transport and social change in Ulster since the start of the modern era.  Its galleries are brimming full of majestic steam locomotives, horse-drawn vehicles, trams, motorbikes, fire engines and vintage cars.  It is the journey of tenacious people finding more efficient ways to travel and transport the essentials of daily life.  It is a well of inspiration for the designers, engineers and adventurers of the future.  Come and experience this incredible story for yourself.  

Highlights include:
  • Irish Rail Gallery
  • Titanic exhibition
  • Driven exhibition
  • Land, Sea & Sky gallery
  • Road Transport gallery

Visitor Information

Open Year Round

March-Sept: Tuesday – Sunday 10.00 – 17.00
October – February: Tuesday – Friday10.00 – 16.00, Saturday – Sunday 11.00 – 16.00.  

Closed Mondays except for Bank Holidays

Contact Details

Ulster Transport Museum
153 Bangor Road, Cultra, Holywood,
Co. Down, BT18 0EU

T: +0044 (0)28 904 284 28
E: info@heritageisland.com
W: www.nmni.com/uftm

Closed: Mondays (except local Bank Holiday Mondays) and during Christmas - check their website for details.

Approx. visit duration: 2 hours.

 

Admission Prices 2019

Rates are in £ sterling

Adult: £9.00
Senior (aged 65+): £7.00
Student (with valid ID): £7.00
Child (aged 5-17): £5.50
Child (under 5): Free
Job Seekers / Carers (with valid ID): Free
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children. aged 5-17): £25.00 
Family (1 adults & up to 3 children. aged 5-17): £19.00 

Separate rates apply to major event days

COMBINATION TICKET: Admission to BOTH Folk AND Transport Museum

Adult: £11.00
Senior (aged 65+): £8.50
Student (with valid ID): £8.50
Child (aged 5-17): £6.00
Child (under 5): Free
Job Seekers / Carers (with valid ID): Free
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children. aged 5-17): £29.00 
Family (1 adults & up to 3 children. aged 5-17): £22.00 

10% discounts available for groups of 15 or over

Separate rates apply to major event days

Please note: In line with National Museums Northern Ireland Byelaws on safeguarding children & vulnerable adults policy, they reserve the right to refuse entry to any person under the age of 18 if unaccompanied by a parent, group leader or supervising adult.

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Other Useful Information

LANGUAGES
Printed information guides available in English, Irish, Chinese, Ulster-Scots, Japanese, French, Italian, Polish and German 

DINING / REFRESHMENTS
The Midland Kiosk (seats 80) in the Transport Museum serves cold snacks and hot and cold beverages. Ballycultra Tearoom (seats 75) in the Folk Museum serves a range of homemade hot and cold meals, snacks and beverages.

PICNICS
Picnic areas are located throughout the museum.  

SHOPPING
There are a number of shops on-site. The gift shop at the visitor centre is a good place to start - choose from Northern Ireland crafts such as Eden Pottery, handmade in County Down, and locally made ‘Shazam’ jams and chutneys. You’ll also find quality gifts and souvenir items from top brands including Belleek Pottery and Ulster Weavers. They also stock local interest books, traditional sweets, novelty and educational toys. The General Transport Galleries shop has a transport theme and has a wide range of items from toy trains to Titanic-related merchandise, plus a selection of intriguing transport-related books.

PARKING
Free car and coach parking on-site.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
Many areas of the museum are fully accessible including all galleries, shops and catering areas. It is not possible to provide physical access to the upper floors of some buildings without compromising the accuracy of the historical experience. Accessible toilets. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available to borrow and should be pre-booked in advance.

GROUPS
Group rates available (minimum 15 people). Pre-booking required.

Map Location

The museum is about 7 miles, or 15 minutes, east of Belfast City Centre on the main Belfast to Bangor Road (A2), near Holywood.  George Best Belfast City Airport is less than 10 minutes drive away.

By car: SatNav postcode is BT18 0EU. Free car-parking is available on site.

By rail: From Central Station in Belfast take the Bangor line and get off at the Cultra Halt rail station.  This service runs approximately every 30 minutes. From there it is a two minute walk to the Ulster Transport Museum. 

By bus: From Belfast Laganside Bus Centre, take Ulsterbus Service 1 or 2 to Bangor.  This service runs approximately every 30 minutes. Get off at the Ulster Folk Museum/Ulster Transport Museum, Cultra, on the main Bangor Road.

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