The Museum

The Donegal Railway Heritage Centre was established in 1995 by the County Donegal Railway Restoration Limited. It's situated in the historic Donegal Town station houses museum, information centre and a shop. Other attractions onsite include restored (and unrestored) coaches, trailers and garden with picnic area. It appeals to locals and tourists alike with information on the history of the railway, model railway tracks, photographic displays, guides to the old routes and treasured railway memorabilia. The museum is really created for enthusiasts of all ages!

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Suggested Donation:

Adults: €5
Child: €3
Families: €15  (2 adults, 2 children)

Special consideration for tours & groups, please contact us to arrange. 


Monday – Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, 12noon to 4:30pm, (April-September), or by appointment (just email us the previous day and we will open up for you, info@donegalrailway.com)

Museum viewings can be arrange outside normal operating hours by email or phone.

Visitors with Disabilities or Special Needs

We endeavor to make our museum as accessible as possible, we have ramps to access our restored carriages and a wheelchair accessible toilets. Other needs are also happily catered for, get in touch with us to learn more about how we can make your visit more enjoyable.


Old Photographs & Reference Area

We have set up a Reference area in part of the shop, so people can use a computer to get access to an indexed database of over 3000 old photos of the railways in County Donegal. The photos have been provided by kind permission of a number of famous railway photographers and are also drawn from our own archives. We have taken a number of steps to make access to the photos as easy as possible for those who are unused to computers. There are also reference books, lists of previous employees, old photographs and memorabilia.

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