A museum of international renown, the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum is regarded as being amongst the best of its kind in the world. Set in over 170 acres of rolling landscape overlooking Belfast Lough, visitors can wander through the past and discover how people lived and travelled over the centuries.
he railway collection is housed in the largest single museum gallery space in Ireland.
Rail Gallery at the Ulster Folk and Transport MuseumSteam locomotives, passenger carriages and goods wagons are combined with extensive railway memorabilia, interactive displays and visitor facilities including a children's play area.
The Irish Railway Collection tells the story of over 150 years of railway history.
The earliest vehicle is a carriage from Ireland's first railway, the Dublin and Kingstown Railway. The star attraction, however, is Maedb, the largest and most powerful steam locomotive, to be built and run, in Ireland (click image to enlarge).
People have invented vehicles for different working purposes over hundreds of years.
Lilliput Laundry & Dyeworks Ltd delivery van, Dunmurry. Click image to enlarge. Without vehicles, the potential of any business is limited. This exhibition recognises and appreciates the contribution of transport to our economy - past, present and future
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