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County Donegal Railway Restoration Limited

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Address: Railway Lodge Railway Lodge The Old Station Tirconnell Street Donegal Town, Donegal Town 00000, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 74 972 2655
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Our friendly staff offer a warm welcome to all visitors, individuals or in...

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 28restored railcar trailer 5 restored goods vanGarden railway and working models video and dvd roomand much more memorabilia of the old railway

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A blast to the past

If you are interested in Trains, history, culture or just want to see how things worked and looked int he past - this is a must to visit

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 September 2016
PhilKateCasey
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Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

If you are interested in Trains, history, culture or just want to see how things worked and looked int he past - this is a must to visit

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Killorglin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Loved by my Thomas mad 4 year old and 2 year old. It was a sunny day when we called to visit. Only 10 Euro for the family and drinks were cheap too at only 1 Euro for tea and coffee. You could have a picnic outside. Even on a wet day it would be a nice place as a... More 

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belfast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Just on the outskirts of town (over the bridge) - brilliant history of the Donegal Railway. Girl on reception very friendly and full of knowledge of the museum and the town itself - advising on best places to go. Very reasonable - only 3 euro. Picnic tables outside and a kids area which lets them push a button to watch... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

went on my own ,not for the wife.found it very interesting,and visually stunning.the people who run it work very hard and deserve all the credit,great way to spend a couple of hours

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We visited this museum in July 2016 and apart from an extensive collection of photographs showing the railway prior to its closure there is very little else to see. There are a few carriages which have been converted to show exhibits, a long film show of journeys on the line and a number of model railway layouts - none of... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Not sure if the place was open. No one about and no signs to say what was going on. The place didn't have much of a welcome and so we didn't hang about.

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Thank suntraveller8
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

This museum has a large and interesting collection of material about County Donegal Railways. It includes many photos which I had never seen before, and lots of railway ephemera. The are some examples of surviving rolling stock, though currently no steam loco. It's a must for anyone interested in Donegal's railway history.

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Bury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

There are videos and heaps of photos to see. Also old railway books to purchase. Cheap entry too, at 4 euros. Bargain, but allow at least 2 hours

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Sadly the Donegal Railways are no more but the Museum at the old station gives visitors a taste of what went before. The 3' gauge railway had several lines and a video of some of the old lines is a valuable memento of the heritage. The pictures of an unusual accident and a couple of model railways, one in an... More 

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donegal,ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is a great wee museum. I especially like to visit when they host their model trains exhibition. Very informative and entry fee is very reasonable.

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