Fry Model Railway

Places to See | Dublin, Ireland.


The Fry Model Railway is a unique collection of handmade models of Irish trains, from the beginning of rail travel to modern times. A fascinating family attraction in Ireland and one of the world’s largest model railways, the exhibition is unique in that it is a working railway covering an area of 2,500 sq. feet.

The beautifully engineered models are from a collection originally built up in the 1930′s to the 1960′s by Cyril Fry, a railway engineer and draughtsman, with each piece assembled with the finest attention to detail. The collection is now a fascinating place to visit in Co Dublin …. For kids of all ages!

4 Responses to Fry Model Railway

  1. This display is breathtaking and awesome, but it also presents a conundrum. As the castle is open all year round, and we’re visiting Dublin next week, I find it hard to understand why the Model Railway can’t also be viewed during the close season. I’m really disappointed about this – can’t this be made available next week?

    Bill McDonald March 1, 2014 at 12:08 pm Reply
    • The Railway has been closed for refurbishment for about a year and are due to re-open this summer 2014 I understand.

      Jeanette Versey April 9, 2014 at 2:52 pm Reply
  2. It’s unclear if the Model Railway has yet opened or is is due to open.
    Does anyone know?

    Philo Hassett July 27, 2014 at 12:11 pm Reply

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