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Address: Heritage Depot | Howth Demesne, Howth, Ireland
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Facinating - with a story to tell

A must see for anyone who likes larger things on wheels, from enormous double deck old Dublin electric tramcars and traditional double deck buses to Fire Engines and Military... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2016
Steve19651955
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Dublin Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to the museum, it houses a great selection of mass transport vehicles and many are restored to a very high standard. I loved the old trams. Well worth a visit and good for a few hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The National Transport Museum is conveniently and pleasantly located near the Howth Castle. It includes a very large collection of beautiful and fascinating vehicles, including a horse-drawn milk cart and an early double-decker bus. The curator was extremely well informed and friendly.

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2 Thank Carolyn G
Greystones, Wicklow, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I walked up a lovely drive, meet a beautiful castle, followed the directions to the transport museum, wow a bloody shed ! nearly turned and walked away. The government should put there hands in there pockets and build a nice building. There are some of the best collection I have seen in a long long time in a SHED. I... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

A must see for anyone who likes larger things on wheels, from enormous double deck old Dublin electric tramcars and traditional double deck buses to Fire Engines and Military vehicles - it's all there and some.

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2 Thank Steve19651955
Minsk, Belarus
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109 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

It's kind of hangar filled with various historical vehicles like old trams and cars. Not expensive and poorly organized, but interesting for cars- and history-lovers.

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1 Thank shelly_jah
Baku, Azerbaijan
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Museum has many fine pieces. It has a very low budget, really needs government funding to properly show these find pieces. Need 2 hours to cover all the items.

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1 Thank Arctic_O_Ring
Loughborough
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Bit of a disgrace that this significant collection of irish vehicles is housed in such grim surroundings.If you like your transport then you have to see this museum within easy walking distance of the DART. And there's an excellent cafe in the castle as well.

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2 Thank Dunky4
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Been here a number of times as a kid as I was always fascinated by vintage motors and especially buses. It's not had much added to it really since the early 00's but I'm grateful it's still open as it's a very nostalgic place for me personally as I have very fond memories of my grandmother bringing me here on... More 

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

If you are interested in cars, trucks, trams and vans, take a step back in time and visit this low key, packed with history and vehicles from the start of cars being born. Loved it.

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2 Thank Lara R
County Dublin, Ireland
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

We visited this place during our trip to howth. Its easy to reach this place, a 10min walk from the howth dart station, one the way to the howth castle. There is an entry fee on some days. But we got a free entry. You can lot of old buses, fire wagons, cars etc. Those who are interested in mechanics... More 

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