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!

10 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
  3. Please keep me informed when the Fry Model Railway will be open to the public. As from the beginning 2015 on the website of the NL magazine of Railhobby we will publish the Railway museums and model Railway lay outs (open to the public) on the website of Railhobby.

    Best regards,
    Dolf Heibloem

    Dolf Heibloem December 13, 2014 at 12:40 pm Reply
  4. Hi the fry model railway it is open? Can I know the opening hours please!

    adrian May 23, 2015 at 9:04 am Reply
  5. The latest update on Fry’s model Railway- looks like it will not be open until early 2017.

    Carl November 14, 2015 at 9:24 am Reply
    • Thanks for the latest info Carl.

      Thomas November 18, 2015 at 8:23 am Reply
  6. The Fry Model Railway won’t be open for quite some time yet, IF it re opens at all.
    It has been badly damaged when taken apart and needs a lot of work to restore it.
    They haven’t even applied for planning permission yet.

    This is a few years away and that’s if it happens at all.

    Very sad to see this happen to an iconic model railway.

    Dave April 29, 2016 at 1:53 pm Reply
  7. So, did it re-open?

    Jim Martin December 5, 2017 at 12:25 pm Reply

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