Visit the Model Railway Museum in Dublin

Experience the iconic model railway collection crafted by Cyril Fry, now housed in the beautifully restored Casino cottage in the heart of Malahide Village and just a 10 minute walk from Malahide Castle. The Casino cottage, described as one of the finest thatched cottages in the country, has been a landmark in the picturesque village of Malahide for over 200 years. Take an intriguing self guided tour through this truly spectacular Model Railway Museum!

What are the opening hours?

You’re in luck! The centre is open every single day; seven days a week. From Tuesday through to Sunday, the opening times are from 9:30 to 18:00, and on Monday, the opening times are from 13:00 to 18:00.

The introduction of the railways into Ireland in the 19th century brought a new and exciting way of transporting people and freight around the country. The first public commuter railway system in Ireland launched in 1834 and ran between Dublin and Kingstown, now Dún Laoghaire. In the following decades the rail lines spread from Dublin, initially reaching out to Cork, Belfast and Galway, and then to smaller towns and villages. Unlike many European countries, there was no overall plan to develop a rail system for Ireland, which led to disputes and confusion. An economic collapse in the late 1830s and the Great Famine slowed railway growth for several years. In 1848 there were only 360 miles of track, however this had extended to approx. 3,750 miles by 1920.

  • Adult – €7.50
  • Child – €5.00
  • Family – €22.00
  • Student – €6.00
  • Seniors – €6.00


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