Whitehead Railway Museum

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For a unique day out, why not make tracks to the award-winning Whitehead Railway Museum.

Located on the Causeway Coastal Route just 15 miles from Belfast, the Museum is the place to go if you want to rub shoulders with the giants of steam and learn how the railways changed society. The Museum is wrapped around the workshops of the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland so you can watch as restoration work takes place. You can step on board several historic carriages and locomotives from the Society’s collection.

Five fascinating galleries are brought to life by video and interactive displays.  The children’s play area enables our younger visitors to fire their imaginations by dressing up in Edwardian-style clothes. They can make believe they are train drivers and passengers.

Your trip is not complete without a visit to the charming Edwardian Tea Room. It’s the perfect spot to refuel with family and friends, serving hot and cold drinks and a selection of lunches. There is also a small gift shop for souvenirs.

Whitehead Railway Museum is just 30 minutes’ drive from Belfast and 20 minutes from Larne. Or you can travel by train along the scenic coastal line to Whitehead NIR, the station is just 10 minutes’ walk from the Museum.


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