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Donegal Railway Heritage Centre

Tirconnell Street | The Old Station House, Donegal Town 00000, Ireland
+353 74 972 2655
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Great place for train enthusiasts of all ages!

I visited the railway centre with my active 3 year old son who just loves trains. On arriving at... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Sam82sam
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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
via mobile
Very poor

I have always had a great interest in railways, so given the histroy ofnthe Donegal NG railway... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
davephelan2005
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dublin ireland
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Tirconnell Street | The Old Station House, Donegal Town 00000, Ireland
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+353 74 972 2655
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I visited the railway centre with my active 3 year old son who just loves trains. On arriving at the reception I paid my entrance fee and got talking to a lovely young lady who was working there. She was very good with my son...More

Thank Sam82sam
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I have always had a great interest in railways, so given the histroy ofnthe Donegal NG railway, this place should have been a winner. Lets start from the begining. We arrived to an empty office, apparently. Eventually a young man came down and took €10...More

Thank davephelan2005
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum yesterday. Paid €15 for family entrance. Lots of information up but heavy reading. We watched the DVD for a while but not that interesting for young kids. Decided to look at the carriages but were told they were closed in preparation...More

Thank Catriona B
Reviewed 20 February 2017

It's terrible that the Donegal Railways (and most of the NI rail system) which was once so fantastic, is now gone. Learn about how extensive the rail network once was, how it joined communities and provided jobs and transport in such a wonderful way. I...More

Thank Kathleen37
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I go there every time I'm in Donegal Town. It's a great place with videos, model trains, pictures and publications. It's a must see place for anyone interested in the history of the railway. The staff are so friendly.

Thank RobinParkes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

If you are interested in Trains, history, culture or just want to see how things worked and looked int he past - this is a must to visit

Thank PhilKateCasey
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Loved by my Thomas mad 4 year old and 2 year old. It was a sunny day when we called to visit. Only 10 Euro for the family and drinks were cheap too at only 1 Euro for tea and coffee. You could have a...More

1  Thank Fallenout
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Just on the outskirts of town (over the bridge) - brilliant history of the Donegal Railway. Girl on reception very friendly and full of knowledge of the museum and the town itself - advising on best places to go. Very reasonable - only 3 euro....More

Thank kateth45
Reviewed 27 July 2016

went on my own ,not for the wife.found it very interesting,and visually stunning.the people who run it work very hard and deserve all the credit,great way to spend a couple of hours

Thank colin123443
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We visited this museum in July 2016 and apart from an extensive collection of photographs showing the railway prior to its closure there is very little else to see. There are a few carriages which have been converted to show exhibits, a long film show...More

1  Thank 64Rod
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