The Museum


Donegal Railway Heritage Centre

Donegal Railway Heritage Centre 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, interesting artefacts, displays, a video presentation, model railways, a reference library, a shop and much more, including that famous Donegal welcome! 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

Web:   www.donegalrailway.com

Email: info@donegalway.com

Plan Your Visit


Adults: €5

OAP/Students: €4

Child: €3

Families: €12  (2 adults, 2 children)

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


We are fully open now!!

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, info@donegalrailway.com)

Museum viewings can be arrange 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

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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