Museum opening hours: 10AM to 5PM (Mon-Sat), 12noon-4pm (Sunday)


The Museum

Donegal Railway Heritage Museum

Donegal Railway Heritage Museum is considered one of the county’s hidden gems and is located just 300 metres from Donegal Town Centre. Donegal had the largest narrow-gauge railway network in the British Isles, and operated one of the first railway vehicles with an internal combustion engine in the world. Uniquely, this fascinating museum celebrating Donegal’s railway heritage is based in one of the few remaining original station houses, which opened in 1889. The recently refurbished museum comprises of railway rolling stock, including an original 1907 Donegal steam engine, “Drumboe” (the first engine to return to the county in many decades), Ireland’s first interactive railway cab for kids big and small, interesting artefacts, displays, a video presentation, audio presentations, model railways, a reference library, a shop, a coffee hut and much more. Check out our Facebook page for additional information.

Open Monday-Saturday from 10:00-17:00 | Sunday 12noon-4pm (April-September) or by appointment.

Tel:      (074) 9722655



Plan Your Visit


Adults: €5

OAP/Students: €4

Child: €3

Families: €13  (2 adults, 2 children)

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


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

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

Visitors with Disabilities or Special Needs

We endeavour 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.

Covid 19:

We have all measures in place as per government guidance, to ensure you have a safe and pleasant visit to our museum

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