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

Join Donegal Railways

Members help sustain this local organisation while enjoying many outstanding benefits throughout the year.

The County Donegal Heritage Museum aims are to develop and promote a robust and dynamic railway heritage facility, which will be of interest across a wide section of society, but particularly to the local community. We wish to keep the history and unique heritage of the County Donegal Railways alive through the running of our Award Winning Museum and the economic restoration of rolling stock and traction. We contribute to Donegal Town and the wider area through being a major part of Donegal’s tourist offer, creating employment, bringing investment into the area, being an important community asset used by all, playing an important part in the cultural life of the town, and being a mecca for railway enthusiasts globally! As a charity like many heritage groups, we would not exist without the support of Members and the wider public. Members help sustain this local organisation while enjoying many outstanding benefits throughout the year.

We have exciting plans for the new future including:

  • Continue to upgrade our museum and improve visitor experience
  • Continue to rescue, restore and showcase Donegal’s Railway Heritage
  • Record the stories of the Donegal Railway before they are lost forever
  • Increased Community engagement, including outreach to local schools
  • Focus on becoming more sustainable
  • New Donegal (and beyond) Railway publications and general Merchandise

Membership Benefits:

  • Free admission to the museum 2 x per year
  • Members only bi-monthly electronic newsletter with advance notice of
    events, programs, and offers
  • Complementary Limited edition Railway Badge
  • Discount to rent museum spaces for private events
  • Phoenix Magazine (electronic version or hard copy)
  • Discounts in The Railway Shop
  • And most importantly of all, knowing that you are supporting our unique work in rescuing, showcasing, educating and celebrating our unique Donegal railway heritage for current and future generations

Additional Business Membership benefits include (as well as the above):

  • Staff visit events
  • Link on our Sponsors page on our Website/ Facebook Page
  • Opportunity to Sponsor an artefact

If you would like to become a member or donate, please Click on the appropriate Membership Package below. If you have any questions or you would like any more information please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

Membership Levels


For individuals looking for a personal membership to get to know and support the Museum.

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For Student/OAPs


Membership plan for business and large groups who are keen to help support these local treasures.

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Each membership also comes with either a digital or hard-copy of the "The Phoenix" magazine produced here at the Donegal Railway Heritage Museum.

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