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Whitehead Railway Museum

Castleview Road, Whitehead BT38 9NA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9337 3968
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The Age of Steam.

ENJOY pleasant, memory-jogging hours among old locomotives, carriages and workshops of the Railway... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dead_gringo
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sydney
Citroen Car Club Visit - Sunday 24 June 2018

As part of our All Ireland Rally, we selected Whitehead railway Museum as part of our programme of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
joemod2000
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Derry, United Kingdom
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The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland are proud to announce the launch of the new Whitehead Railway Museum in March 2017. The museum, which will combine traditional displays and exhibits with new multimedia and interactive displays will allow our audience to experience steam trains in action, as well as educate them on the history of the steam train industry in Ireland.
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Opens in 18 min
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Castleview Road, Whitehead BT38 9NA, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9337 3968
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ENJOY pleasant, memory-jogging hours among old locomotives, carriages and workshops of the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland. Lots of history, comfortable tearoom and helpful staff. Recommended, especially on a sunny day, Thursday-Sunday (check times).

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of our All Ireland Rally, we selected Whitehead railway Museum as part of our programme of activities for our members. Several of us had been at the Museum before and felt it offered an enjoyable and educational destination for our car group. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Railway museum and had a tour with Colin. He was so knowledgeable about everything and we saw so many exhibits.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have been trying to visit for some time. I was not disappointed. Great displays for all railway followers. Live steam train movements today. Great tour and viewing galleries to see all the work that is being done. Lovely bowel of soup to finish off...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Just a wonderful trip, beautiful weather and mesmerising steam train experience, started from Belfast and returned

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Had a nice afternoon here, tour was slightly delayed but situation was well handled. Nice coffee and great to see contactless / card payments not a problem! The investment in the facilities is fantastic, the site is much bigger than I expected and the work...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Travelled on the train from Newry to Belfast Central park& then out to Whitehead.the fare was just £12.30 for an adult return which was very reasonable & the train goes to Whitehead every 30 minute's.We had a most enjoyable day at the museum & can...More

1  Thank brenda c
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Railway museum with comprehensive range of sights - railway engines, carriages under repair, fully-fitted workshops. Plenty to see during an hour-ish guided tour, with some short walks between the buildings and some staircases, providing an explanation of why Whitehead was chosen as the location for...More

2  Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I visited the railway with my Aunt and sister in December 2017 as a Christmas/birthday treat. After being shown the railway heritage site with locomotives and various other exhibitions we had a lunch in the adjoining cafe. The food, service and ambiance of the cafe...More

2  Thank teddybear01
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

We stumbled across this museum whilst travelling up the east coast beyond Carrickfergus. From the outside, it looked like a moderate preserved section of railway line - WRONG: a superb museum which had facilities for the upkeep of all types of locomotives, rolling stock and...More

2  Thank n10tony
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