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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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The place itself is small and quaint but is really geared towards a visitor with a keen interest in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
teamjoey
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Drogheda, Ireland
Small, but interesting

A must for hardcore railway fans or anyone with an interest in Donegal's local history. I found it... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
steamtrainian
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essex, england
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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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“scale model” (2 reviews)
“rolling stock” (2 reviews)
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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 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

Thank Chris C
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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

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

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

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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.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Went to Santa’s grotto with my family and I have to say we were all very pleased with the experience. The grotto was great and Santa was so welcoming and pleasant. The kids were treated to history lesson on the old train station from a...More

Thank MrFamilyMan71
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely collection of historic artefacts, model railways, and an extensive DVD of the railway and County Donegal in the 1950s. Brilliant welcoming staff who couldn't do enough for us.

Thank Julian S
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Located centrally in Donegal, this is a must-see for any train enthusiast. Lots of details on the history of the trains around the local area. There is an interesting video running... and running .. and running. Was a bit long and filmed by an enthusiast....More

1  Thank Rowan B
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We found this heritage centre rather by chance when looking for information about a heritage trail.Situated just a short distance from the castle we really enjoyed browsing the old photographs and memorabilia from a by-gone age. Sad to say that the Donegal railway no longer...More

1  Thank Cavan007
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