Donegal Railway Heritage Centre

Donegal Railway Heritage Centre, Donegal Town: Hours, Address, Donegal Railway Heritage Centre Reviews: 4/5

Donegal Railway Heritage Centre

Donegal Railway Heritage Centre
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10:00 - 17:30
Monday
10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:30
Thursday
10:00 - 17:30
Friday
10:00 - 17:30
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
About
Our friendly staff offer a warm welcome to all visitors, individuals or in parties. Special discounts are available for pre-booked tours. Wheelchair friendly access to exhibits. What is there to see? restored coach 28 restored railcar trailer 5 restored goods van,Garden railway and working models, video and dvd room and much more memorabilia of the old railway.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Maria K
66 contributions
Great heritage museum
Sep 2021
A fascinating insight into what was the country's largest rail network. The woman working there gave us a lot of additional info which was brilliant. I didn't catch her name but she should do proper guided tours of the museum, it would be a real bonus. The carriages on display are well done and soon they will be getting a restored engine which will be a great addition.
Written 14 September 2021
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damienkelly
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
Amazing collection of memorabilia
Jul 2021
Very informative and knowledgeable lady in attendance. Many items on display date back to when rail travel was only beginning in the north west.
Written 24 July 2021
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EGC89
Belfast, UK4 contributions
5€ for 10 minutes... disappointing
Jul 2021
5€ for 10 minutes of museum.

Literally it has 3 rooms with a few photographs and some stuff from trains, but we couldn't really understand why the museum was there (not much information about the history or anything like that).

I would not recommend anyone to go here, unless you want to waste 5€ (which is not a lot, but considering what you could find there, it's a fortune).

Also, we got there and the guy at the door said "5€", and that was it. No explanations or anything.

Very disapointing
Written 13 July 2021
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Ellen Dolson Howse
Kingwood, TX331 contributions
5 star for train enthusiast
Oct 2019
if you have family who like trains this might be the place for you. it has a lot of games for kids who are preteens and it pretty cool.
Written 27 November 2019
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Darren M
180 contributions
Historic & informative
Oct 2019 • Couples
It’s amazing Co Donegal once had several train lines and now it has none. As Donegal town is built up you can only imagine how the station must have looked back in the day. The staff are very friendly and very knowledgeable. It’s not a train museum as such and not really designed for young kids. Older train buffs will like it - shame there wasn’t more older buildings and trains to actually see and explore - but worth the visit and help with donations
Written 19 October 2019
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New Mon
Ireland44 contributions
Interesting Visit
Jul 2019 • Couples
Needs more open Carriages & aTrain. Nice gentleman offering information. Could be a real addittion to the heritage of Donegal.
Written 22 July 2019
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danny2013do
Mullingar, Ireland49 contributions
Small heritage museum with soulful staff
Jul 2019 • Couples
There is not much to the establishment. A small tidbit of information revolving around the railway industry in the local area, some history and the different classes of trains that where used on the rail lines in the vicinity. There is a showcase room with a film running 55 minutes, and is available for purchase at the reception for €7. There is a numerous trinkets you can bring home from your visit, one of which is my personal favorite: old ticket stubs from passengers to and from various stations and socioeconomic levels in the area. There is a few carriages outside the main building on show. As far as I can remember there is five in total, they have been nicely refurbished, but beyond cool to look at that is it. The staff inside the museum were overwhelmingly welcoming and knowledgeable. The heritage center is free and is ran on donations. They are currently collecting donations to bring home a locomotive that used to operate in the area. You’d spend about 30-45 minutes here if you exclude the 55 minute dvd. Overall, I’d come back when they have a new expansion in the future, as the staff where warming and there is possible addition to assets already in the museums possession.
Written 19 July 2019
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Concepta B
Rockland, MA14 contributions
Donegal Railway Heritage Centre
Sep 2018
It was fantiastic to see such a great piece of history about the railways in Donegal and Ireland. Looking forward to spending more time on my next trip.
Written 9 July 2019
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Jee4646
Luton, UK124 contributions
Donegal Area Railway
May 2019 • Friends
Visited the Museum very pleasant staff very knowable about the rail network, a most enjoyable film about showing the area's where the trains ran
Written 30 May 2019
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saeb38
Greystones, Ireland1,532 contributions
Great to see history preserved
May 2019 • Solo
Great to see the history of the narrow gauge railway preserved. Lots to see and read. Good video of the route and history. Donations grateful received.
Written 20 May 2019
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Donegal Railway Heritage Centre is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:30
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 - 16:00