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Belturbet Heritage Railway Museum
Belturbet, Co. Cavan
In Belturbet, you'll find one of County Cavan's most attractive and historic towns on the River Erne, and the Belturbet Heritage Railway Museum.

Belturbet Railway Station was the Northern Terminus for the famed Cavan-Leitrim Narrow Gauge Railway Line which served Belturbet, Ballyconnell, Ballinamore, Dromod and Arigna. Built in 1885, Belturbet Station in County Cavan has been fully restored and now houses an interesting exhibition telling the story of the railway age in Cavan. Belturbet was the only station on the Great Northern Railway System to be built entirely of cut stone.

The Cavan and Leitrim Railway was one of the busiest of Ireland’s narrow gauge railways. It remained open years after most of the other 3ft gauge lines closed. It was the only steam operated passenger narrow gauge line throughout its operation.

Take a guided, self-guided or virtual tour around this historic location. See Belturbet Railway Station restoration projects and a selection of antique machinery from rural Ireland. The goods yard and crane have both been restored and see a Ruston Engine.

The Belturbet Heritage Railway Museum also present a wide selection of cultural events throughout the year.

Why we like it
  • Belturbet Station in County Cavan has been fully restored and now houses an interesting exhibition telling the story of the railway age.
  • Belturbet was the only station on the Great Northern Railway System to be built entirely of cut stone.
  • Take a guided, self-guided or virtual tour around this historic location steeped in heritage.
  • View Belturbet Railway Station restoration projects and a selection of antique machinery from rural Ireland.
Tips from locals

Call in to the Widow's Bar Belturbet to hear great traditional music and live bands.

Family friendly
Free car parking
Rainy days
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Contact details
Railway Station, Railway Rd, Corporation Lands, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 1.5 hours here.

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