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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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Knowledgable staff but let down by lack of exhibits.

The entrance fee for adults is €5, the man at the desk is very knowledgable on the subject of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Colin C
A historical gem

This is a historical gem. So much information in the form of old tickets, photographs, paintings... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah Fyffe
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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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 2 weeks ago

The entrance fee for adults is €5, the man at the desk is very knowledgable on the subject of Donegal Railways. There plenty of books to buy and photos on the wall tell the story the railways were closed. Two cars joined together create a...More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a historical gem. So much information in the form of old tickets, photographs, paintings, newspaper cuttings, station masters hat, old signs. It's SO interesting. My 4 year old also loved it. While I was reading the information he was enjoying the toy trains....More

Thank Sarah Fyffe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the kids here, what you see in the photos is all you get, its old, tired and falling apart, the carriages outside the centre is not too great and left disappointed because it was locked. THERE IS A LOT OF READING! my boys...More

Thank Kingbobo
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I visited the railway centre with my active 3 year old son who just loves trains. On arriving at the reception I paid my entrance fee and got talking to a lovely young lady who was working there. She was very good with my son...More

Thank Sam82sam
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I have always had a great interest in railways, so given the histroy ofnthe Donegal NG railway, this place should have been a winner. Lets start from the begining. We arrived to an empty office, apparently. Eventually a young man came down and took €10...More

Thank davephelan2005
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum yesterday. Paid €15 for family entrance. Lots of information up but heavy reading. We watched the DVD for a while but not that interesting for young kids. Decided to look at the carriages but were told they were closed in preparation...More

Thank Catriona B
Reviewed 20 February 2017

It's terrible that the Donegal Railways (and most of the NI rail system) which was once so fantastic, is now gone. Learn about how extensive the rail network once was, how it joined communities and provided jobs and transport in such a wonderful way. I...More

Thank Kathleen37
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I go there every time I'm in Donegal Town. It's a great place with videos, model trains, pictures and publications. It's a must see place for anyone interested in the history of the railway. The staff are so friendly.

Thank RobinParkes
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

Thank PhilKateCasey
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...More

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Pooja G
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Response from RobinParkes | Reviewed this property |
It's only open from Monday to Friday.
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