Ireland

We've only got a few museums in the Irish Republic but these include delights such as the Irish Agricultural Museum and the Guinness Collection at The Steam Museum at Straffan.

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions.

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Kilgarvan Motor Museum

Slaheny, Kilgarvan, Cork, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 64 668 5346.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

This is a family run museum where you get personal service and you can browse at your ease. They are passionate about classic and vintage vehicles and…

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Cobh Heritage Centre

Cobh Heritage Centre, Cobh, Cork, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 21 481 3591.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Situated within Cobh’s beautifully restored Victorian railway station, a building with its own historic story. Learn about Irish Emigration story, trace…

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Hook Lighthouse & Heritage Centre

Hook Head, Waterford, Wexford, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 51 397 055.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

It is one of the oldest operational lighthouses in the world and was purpose built 800 years ago, it sits at the top of breathtaking Hook Head, rich in…

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Bunratty Folk Park

Bunratty, Nr Limerick, Clare, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 61 360 788.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Set on 26 acres, is a stunning recreation of 19th century Ireland and features various types of farmhouses, a church, a magical walled garden and village…

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Arigna Mining Experience

Arigna, Carrick-on-Shannon, Roscommon, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 71 96 46466.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The centre was developed to preserve the energy heritage of the Arigna Valley and to ensure that Arigna maintains its link with Energy themes: Past, Present…

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Cavan & Leitrim Railway

Station House, Station Road, Dromod, Leitrim, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 71 9638 599.

  • Car Park
  • Part disabled access

So far 1/4 mile of this famous 3ft gauge railway has been rebuilt and a large collection of narrow gauge locomotives and rolling stock are on site. Also…

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World's only replica of a B314 flying boat 'Yankee Clipper'.

Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum

Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Foynes, Limerick, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 696 5416.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Housed in the original terminal building, recalls the era when Foynes was the centre of the aviation world between 1937-1945. Board the world's only replica…

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Allihies Copper Mine Museum

Allihies, Beara, West Cork, Cork, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 27 73218.

  • Refreshments

Bears witness to the phenomenal copper mining industry at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution that changed the land and people of Allihies forever.

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Glengowla Mines

Glengowla , Glengowla East, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 872 529 850.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Buried beneath the Connemara Mountain lies a way of life long abandoned and almost forgotten just waiting for you to explore via a unique, guided, underground…

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Waterford & Suir Valley Railway

Kilmeadan Station, KIlmeadan, Waterford, Eire.
Tel: 00 353 51 384 058.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Narrow gauge railway over 8.5km of the former Waterford to Dungarvan line, from Kilmeadan to Gracedieu Junction, along the valley of the River Suir. Restored…

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National Transport Museum of Ireland

Heritage Depot, Howth Demesne, Howth, Dublin, Eire.
Tel: 00 353 1 848 0831.

  • Car Park
  • Part disabled access

Exhibits range from buses, trams, commercials, fire appliances through to military, with over 60 vehicles.

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Skerries Mills

Skerries, Fingal, Dublin, .
Tel: 00 353 1849 5208.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Since the 12th century flour has been milled at this unique location. The fully restored complex brings to life the authentic workings of a five sail windmill,…

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