Due to the current Corona virus outbreak, many attractions are delaying their 2020 season opening times and event organisers are cancelling or postponing their events.

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museums and attractions

Railways / Railway Museum

Whitehead Railway Museum 2020

The museum has five galleries which combines the past with the present, where you can get really close up to the historic steam locomotives and carriages of the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland's collection – with a chance to step aboard the footplate of an 1879-built steam engine.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments


Railway Preservation Society of Ireland


Castleview Road Whitehead Co. Antrim BT38 9NA

Open days

Thu-Sat 1000-1600, (last tour 1430).


By Bus: 163, 168

By Rail: Whitehead / 0.5 miles

The museum lets you rub shoulders with the giants of steam. You can hear how the railways revolutionised society, watch and hear restoration in progress and step on board several historic carriages and locomotives from the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland’s extensive collection.

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