Ballydugan Weavers Cottage Exterior

The Ulster Folk Museum was created to preserve a rural way of life in danger of disappearing forever due to increasing urbanisation and industrialisation in Northern Ireland.  It celebrates all aspects of our culture including many elements of Ulster-Scots heritage.

This building is modelled on a traditional weaver’s house built in the 1850s in the townland of Ballydugan, County Down.  It is typical of the homes of both linen weavers and small farmers in central Ulster with its natural building materials and thatch roof.