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Steam Museum

Straffan, Ireland
+353 1 627 3155
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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
Ireland's Hidden gem

This is truly an amazing little museum tucked quietly away in Straffan, Co. Kildare. Search it out... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Southampton, United Kingdom
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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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank 1IrishMrs
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

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.

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.

Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

This place really blew us away - it is a hidden gem and should be highlighted more. We visited on a Sunday afternoon when the steam engines are fired up. The two volunteers running the engines were funny and brought you through the workings of...More

Thank EastPier
Patrick649, Employee at Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2015

Thanks so much for your review, we agree the Steam Museum is unique. A museum of steam engines located in a church that has been relocated to Straffan. We are very grateful to our volunteers who man the steam engines during the season.

Reviewed 31 July 2015

We were in the area today and googled things to see and the steam train museum popped up...We had a little 3.5 yr old with us that was mad about trains so we decided to check it out and boy we were delighted to find...More

Thank podge30
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