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Cultra Motorsport Festival

In partnership with The Thoroughbred Sports Car Club (TSCC) NI and Porsche Centre Belfast

A black Porsche being driven by a rally driver wearing a helmet up a hill with crowds behind a barrier pictured in the background.
Saturday 8th June
9:00 - 18:00

This event has now ended. 

The Cultra Motorsport Festival is back, this time taking in the Ulster Transport Museum experience, with the famous Cultra hill climb taking place on the grounds of the Ulster Folk Museum right beside us, on the other side of the railway tracks!

Hosted in partnership with the Thoroughbred Sports Car Club NI and Porsche Centre Belfast, we have organised an action-packed day with vintage, classic and modern cars on display at Cultra Manor, including gems from the Ulster Transport Museum collection that will be released from Ulster Transport Museum’s private stores, especially for this event.

Continuing a tradition that dates back to 1905, the motorsport hill climb races will take place throughout the day around Cultra Manor, which is on the grounds of the Ulster Folk Museum - right beside the Transport Museum - beginning at 10:00. Between races there'll be circus performers, face painting, music and activities to keep the kids - and big kids! - entertained, as well as pop-up stalls to get your official Festival merchandise, spectating spaces and catering and picnic spots around the course, making this one day out that all motorsport fans can enjoy. 

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TSCC logo in green and red colours, set against a black and white chequered flag-like design and Porsche logo in black text with Porsche Centre Belfast written beneath.


Please note:  

  • Parking is free, but will be very limited, so we will be offering a new Green Ticket option that will get you 20% off the admission price for choosing to travel via public transport with Translink. You can travel to the Ulster Transport Museum by train and bus. Shuttle buses will also be in place on-site to transport people around site.
  • Pre-booking is recommended as tickets are limited. On the day purchase is subject to availability. If the museums reach full capacity, walk-up admission will not be available on the day. 
  • This is not a free event for National Museums NI members. Special event day prices for members start from £7.50 for an adult and £4.50 for a child member.
  • For Green Tickets, valid public transport tickets must be provided when you scan your ticket or full price will be charged.
  • For membership tickets, membership cards will be required as proof in order to avail of the associated discount. 
  • For accessibility and carer tickets, proof will be required. Please read up on who can book carer tickets here.

What does your ticket include?

  • Admission to the Ulster Transport Museum. The Ulster Folk Museum and Ulster Transport Museum now operate as two separate museums and this is an Ulster Transport Museum event. The museum will open at 9:00, so you can visit the museum before the races begin and we will remain open until 18:00, so you have the option to come after the racing is over.
  • As this event takes in the two museums, admission to the town area of the Ulster Folk Museum between the hours of 9:00 -18:00 is included in your ticket. See our craft demonstrators at work, visit McCusker's pub (whilst being responsible), the Corner Shop and museum gift shop will all be open.
  • Access to the race area at Cultra Manor.
  • Access to the race paddock.
  • A free programme (while stock lasts).
  • Access to a range of food places, including within the race area at Cultra Manor, at the Ballycultra Tearoom at the Ulster Folk Museum and at the Midlands Tearoom inside the Ulster Transport Museum. Or do feel free to bring along a picnic and blanket to set up camp on the grass areas or there are picnic benches at both museums.
  • A free, accessible bus will be available on-site to support with transportation to overflow parking areas and to the race area.
  • The Ulster Folk Museum and Ulster Transport Museum now operate as two separate museums. General admission to the Ulster Folk Museum will not be available due to the proximity of the race course to the museum entrance. Only the town area at the Ulster Folk Museum will be open to ticketholders. 

(General admission to the Ulster Transport Museum will be available on the day if you do not wish to attend the Motorsport Festival but will be limited. Walk-ups may not be possible if the site reaches full capacity).

Event Map

Map illustration of a section of the Ulster Folk Museum grounds with coloured routes showing hill climb route for Cultra Motorsport Festival.