Donegal Railway Heritage Centre is considered one of the county’s hidden gems and is located just 300 metres from Donegal Town Centre. Donegal had the largest narrow-gauge railway network in the British Isles and operated one of the first railway vehicles with an internal combustion engine in the world. Stretching from Derry and Strabane to Glenties and Ballyshannon, the narrow gauge County Donegal Railway provided the essential transport for farmers and fishermen, businessmen and schoolchildren, everyone that needed to get about.
Uniquely, this fascinating museum celebrating Donegal’s railway heritage is based in one of the few remaining original station houses, which opened in 1889. The museum which has just been upgraded comprises of railway rolling stock, interesting artefacts, displays, a video presentation, model railways, a reference library, a shop and much more, including that famous Donegal welcome!