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Behind the Scenes: Building Conservation

Ulster Folk Museum, 153 Bangor Road, Cultra, Holywood, County Down, BT18 0EU
A person standing at the entrance of a white stone cottage with yellow rimmed windows and a thatch roof

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Behind the scenes at the Ulster Folk Museum, a huge amount of work goes on to maintain and conserve our unique collections of buildings. On Saturday 22nd June, our Built Heritage and Capital Projects Manager, Katherine McClean, will be leading a special guided tour exploring the important work that goes on, and the challenges that are faced, when looking after these buildings.

The majority of the buildings in our collection were moved from their original location and rebuilt on site as early as the 1960s - some of the buildings date as far back as the mid 1700s! Look at fascinating examples of heritage building techniques such as thatching and lime parging, see conservation work in action and get a behind the scenes look into buildings that the public don't normally get to access!

What to know

Please meet outside the museum shop at 11:00 and our Visitor Guides will direct you from here.
Please check the weather before this event and wear appropriate footwear and clothing – it will involve walking outside on potentially uneven and muddy surfaces.
If you have accessibility questions or concerns please contact us on info@nationalmuseumsni.org in advance.
Your ticket for this event includes access to the Ulster Folk Museum for the day.
This guided walk is recommended for ages 16+.

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Season (22 June 2024)
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Saturday11:00 - 13:00

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