Visit the National Transport Museum of Ireland in Howth

The Transport Museum Society of Ireland began with an abortive 1949 effort to preserve three Dublin trams. Totally voluntary, the Society became a limited company in 1971 and is now a registered charity, operating to international museum standards. The museum is located in the Heritage Depot, Howth Demesne, Howth, Ireland. On 1st September 2001, the collection, increasing at an annual average rate of five, totalled 170 (average age 46 years). Sixty out of the 100 vehicles currently in Howth are on display, and others can be inspected by prior arrangement. The oldest items date from 1883, the newest 1984.

What are the opening times?

The museum is open every Saturday and Sunday, from 14:00 through to 17:00. Unfortunately the museum is shut on weekdays, from Monday to Friday.

The Transport Museum Society of Ireland began with an abortive 1949 effort to preserve three Dublin trams. Vandalism and the elements defeated many of the TMSI’s pioneering preservation attempts, resulting in the loss of irreplaceable treasures. Totally voluntary, the Society became a limited company in 1971 and is now a registered charity, operating to international museum standards and their own strict preservation code. The Society’s Museum in the Glen of lmaal in County Wicklow, currently a reserve store, operated from 1974 to 1985. Heritage Depot at Howth Caste, for which they are indebted to Captain Christopher Gaisford-St Lawrence, opened on 1st June 1986.

  • Adults – €3.00
  • Seniors – €1.25
  • Students – €1.25
  • Child – €1.25
  • Family – €8.00

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