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Steam Museum

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Lovely museum

Just in the door from a lovely visit to the steam museum. Absolutely lovely place, I live nearby... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
via mobile
A Must Visit Industrial Museum

Truly a hidden gem - walled garden for the non-industrialists - but the jewel in the crown is the... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 Jun 2018
“Lovely museum ”
5 May 2018
“Lovely museum shame about dogs”
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Just in the door from a lovely visit to the steam museum. Absolutely lovely place, I live nearby and have been meaning to go for years. Glad I did, I'll definitely be going back. Lovely helpful friendly staff too.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Donal94
Reviewed 5 May 2018

First visitors of the season. Met by lovely member of staff who gave us run down of museum. History of museum fascinating. Everything going well till visited gardens. Dogs on the loose that frightened my wife. Couple of youngsters playing on tennis courts with dogs...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Michael A
Patrick649, Gardener at Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Dear Michael. My sincere apologies for your experience yesterday. The teenagers you encountered live here and should not have had our dogs in the garden! The dog is extremely protective of the children and is NEVER normally out when we are open. Unfortunately the children...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Truly a hidden gem - walled garden for the non-industrialists - but the jewel in the crown is the steam museum - ten huge steam machines - pumps, engines, laundry - all here and in full working condition - indeed, come on Sunday and you...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Famrave
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is truly an amazing little museum tucked quietly away in Straffan, Co. Kildare. Search it out as it is an experience that will linger with you for a long time. Set in a Victorian gothic church building (moved there brick by brick by the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Peppipig
Reviewed 21 September 2015

I've lived in Kildare all my life and never knew this place existed. As part of Culture Night 2015, myself and a friend paid a visit. Wow, what a place. It's full of the most incredible steam machinery from bygone days. It also has many...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank IrishMJ
Reviewed 17 September 2015

This museum is well worth a detour to visit. I am not interested in steam engines but I do love gardens and the garden here, even in late summer is full of interest and a beautiful, tranquil place to sit or walk. The large room...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Carol H
Patrick649, Manager at Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2015

Thank you very much for your review - we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you here again. Perhaps next time you might be able to come on a Sunday when the Steaming Kettle Teahouse is open between 2...More

Reviewed 14 September 2015

We were touring Ireland as part of a Classic Car Tour. On our way from Connemara to Dublin, a stop for lunch had been organised at the Straffan Steam Museum. Whilst lunch was just sandwiches, tea and cakes, which was very good, the highlight was...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank patcf100
Reviewed 13 September 2015

This place is a little gem tucked away on the Dublin/Kildare border. Some amazing machines that if you go on a Sunday you may be lucky enough to see them up and running, as we did. Kept the husband and son enthralled for a good...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Carmina K
Reviewed 11 September 2015

what a surprise. You have to go at the "steam" times, this is when they run the steam machines. Not miniatures, the real, big, thing. A real treat. And loads of information from the guide. Never boring. The collection of miniatures is fantastic. They are...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank GrumpyFleming
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Excellent guides, amazing machines. Went on a Sunday when they were all up and running. Only thing I'd change is that most of the info describing the engines is very technical to the layperson.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank RomeoSensini
Patrick649, Employee at Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2015

Thanks for the review RomeoSensini, and the helpful suggestions. We are always interested to know what visitors think of the museum. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

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13 February 2018|
Response from PatrickA3269 | Property representative |
The best days to visit are Sunday’s from the beginning of May to the end of September. On these days the live steam engines are running and you could spend two to three hours visiting the museum, garden and tea house. On the... More