Our second day in Belfast took us to Cultra to the west of the greater Belfast area. Cultra is a beautiful residential area with sea views and sought after homes selling upward of 5 million pounds. Sadly, we were not there to house hunt.
We were visiting The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. Every April bus from all over travel to Cultra for a Bus Rally consisting of both vintage and newer buses.
We arrived early to look around the buses before they departed for the rally part of the day.
Some of the buses displayed.
From last year:
When most of the buses had left, we grabbed a burger from the bar-b-que and crossed the Railway bridge to the Transport Museum(After we waved to the train passing underneath and earned a toot).
The majority of the museum’s exhibits are barely a blip on the stunning landscaped parkland. Housed in a massive hanger and a smaller separate building down by the water along a short walk, which also takes visitors to the modal railway line – miniature ride on steam trains maintained by enthusiasts. The displays include Maedb(maeve), a massive 1930’s locomotive engine and a De Lorean DMC-12, better known as the car from Back to the future(De Loreans were built in Belfast), and artefacts rescued from Titanic.