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Donegal Railway Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:30
Open today: 10:00 - 17:30
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You can tell they are trying to do their best to capture the historical significance of the Donegal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Edward G
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Selbyville, Delaware
WHAT AN UNSUNG GEM!

This was not an immediate attraction due to its low key visibility. But what a great place for... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Jaytee41
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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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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...more
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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 2 weeks ago

You can tell they are trying to do their best to capture the historical significance of the Donegal Train Station. Lots of old photos and articles and a neat little video. Worth a stop if you are into train history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Edward G
Reviewed 14 September 2018

It is only a small little place, a few carriages outside then a few small rooms inside, one showing a film about the railway. Lots of information and pictures, and a model railway in the entrance but it is only really interesting for someone who...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sophie2327
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This museum has a fantastic collection of artifacts and memorabilia about the railroads that once existed in Donegal. We had no idea that such lines existed until we saw a reproduction of a vintage poster in a book store last year and we surprised to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Californiagirl388
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This was not an immediate attraction due to its low key visibility. But what a great place for information about the railway history of this area. No entrance fee and reliant on donations. After an hour looking at the comprehensive displays and excellent video, spent...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Jaytee41
Reviewed 13 June 2018

The place itself is small and quaint but is really geared towards a visitor with a keen interest in rail. My 3 year old son went hoping to find Thomas and Friends but sadly they don't really cater for children and this could be an...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank teamjoey
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

A must for hardcore railway fans or anyone with an interest in Donegal's local history. I found it fascinating but then I am a railway nutter. I suspect anyone without a railway enthusiasm might be less interested. They've got great hopes for the future and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank steamtrainian
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Can't fault the staff. the but the museum its self was dissapointing not much to see and a bit naff. The video that was running we couldn't get into see as the room was rather small and had 7 people already in there.the carriages were...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Chris C
Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is a small museum that's only a very short walk from the town center. There are signs and exhibits with lots of detail and a model railroad with a scale model reproduction of the Donegal train station and other things from the area. There's...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kerry L
Reviewed 11 February 2018

called into railway heritage centre on a wet afternoon. excellent historical video and many items of railway historical memoriabilia

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank a t
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

If you are a railway buff this is well worth visiting. Set in the old railway station there is plenty of memorabilia with some old cine film from the 1950s. Five Euro entry fee includes tea or coffee - you can’t do better.

Date of experience: January 2018
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