Places to See | Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
This Northern Ireland museum based in Derry City is dedicated to telling the rich railway history of the city and surrounding area.
At the heart of the exhibition is a recreated railway station platform including the majestic County Donegal Railway steam locomotive “Columbkille”. Within the displays visitors can find out about the various railway companies which once operated out of the city. The fascinating stories of the rise and fall of the railways in Derry are told in the museum through exhibitions of memorabilia, including some actual trains. Visitors can even take the opportunity to take a ride on a real County Donegal Railway diesel train along a two-mile stretch of track alongside the River Foyle. The grounds of the museum are also adjacent to a Riverside park and picnic area.
Derry today is served by just one railway system, which reaches to Belfast and Dublin and beyond. At one time, however, it was served by four different systems, which stretched throughout Northern Ireland and into County Donegal.
This is a non-guided museum with an opportunity to view the exhibits at your leisure. Recommended time for this fascinating place to see in Derry City is approximately thirty minutes.
Address: Foyle Valley Railway Museum, 30 Foyle Rd, Derry, Co. Londonderry BT48 6SQ