Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has some interesting museums, including the rare Patterson's Spade Mill. Railways and transport museums abound too.

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

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Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

Cultra, Holywood, Co. Down, BT18 0EU.
Tel: 0845 608 0000.

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

176 acre site incorporates both transport and folk exhibits. Transport exhibitions include: The Irish Road Transport Collection, the Irish Railway Collection…

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Wellbrook Beetling Mill

20 Wellbrook Road, Corkhill, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, BT80 9RY.
Tel: 028 8674 8210.

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

The last working water-powered linen beetling mill with hands-on demonstrations.

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Patterson’s Spade Mill

751 Antrim Road, Templepatrick, Co. Antrim, BT39 0AP.
Tel: 028 9443 3619.

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

Last water-powered spade mill in Ireland, founded in 1919. All original equipment in working order. Spade making demonstrations.

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Titanic Belfast

1 Olympic Way, Queen's Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Co. Antrim, BT3 9EP.
Tel: 028 9076 6386 .

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

Inside this iconic building, visitors will re-live the entire Titanic story from her birth in Belfast to the fateful maiden voyage and her eventual discovery…

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Titanic’s Dock & Pump-House

NI Science Park, Queen's Road , Queen's Island, Belfast, Co. Antrim, BT3 9DT.
Tel: 028 9073 7813.

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

The dry dock where 'Titanic' was on the eve of her fateful voyage in April 1912. Tour the massive pumps that drained the dock in only 100 minutes as well…

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Headhunters Barbers Shop & Railway Museum

5 Darling Street, Enniskillen , Co. Fermanagh, BT74 7DP.
Tel: 028 6632 7488.

  • Part disabled access
  • Take a remarkable journey into the past bringing the golden age of the railway vividly to life. Start a journey of discovery at the reconstructed Railway…

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    Giants Causeway & Bushmills Railway

    Giants Causeway Station, Runkerry Road, Bushmills, Co. Antrim, BT57 8SZ.
    Tel: 028 2073 2844.

    • Car Park
    • Refreshments
    • Souvenir Shop

    3ft gauge heritage steam railway, two miles in length, laid on the route of the former Giant’s Causeway tramway. Two steam and one diesel locomotives…

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    Dundonald Old Mill

    231 Belfast Road, Dundonald, Belfast, Co. Down, BT16 1UE.
    Tel: 028 9048 5030.

    • Car Park
    • Refreshments
    • Souvenir Shop

    250 year old building houses a family run Coffee House and Gift Shop. It has one of the largest waterwheels in Ireland – 32ft diameter, dating from 1850…

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    Drumawhey Junction Railway

    Four Road Ends , 62 Upper Gransha Road, off B172, Co. Down, BT21 0LZ.
    Tel: 028 9147 3948 .

    • Car Park
    • Refreshments
    • Souvenir Shop

    7¼in. gauge 1.5km. Has steep gradients, embankments & cuttings as well as two bridges, twin track tunnel & a level crossing. Four steam locos plus others.

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    Downpatrick & Co. Down Railway

    Market Street, Downpatrick, Co. Down, BT30 6LZ.
    Tel: 028 4461 5779.

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

    Nestling under the shadow of the picturesque Down Cathedral, the railway currently operates through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty over approximately…

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    Flame – The Gasworks Museum of Ireland

    44 Irish Quarter West, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, BT38 8AT.
    Tel: 028 9336 9575 .

    • Car Park
    • Souvenir Shop
    • Full disabled access

    Ireland's sole surviving coal gasworks and is one of only three left in the British Isles. Opened in 1855, it supplied Carrickfergus with gas until 1965…

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    Carrickfergus Museum

    Museum & Civic Centre, 11 Antrim Street, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, BT38 7DG.
    Tel: 028 9335 8241.

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

    The finds on display provide a remarkable glimpse into life in the town from the Medieval period to more recent times. The displays reflect the experiences…

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