Museum Re-Opening Thursday 13th August

Whitehead Railway Museum, which was officially opened in 2017, combines the past with the present. You can get up close to some of the magnificent steam locomotives in the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland collection – a chance to step aboard the footplate of an 1879-built steam engine.

Some of the things to see and do:

  • Meals On The Move - dining car exhibition
  • Signal Box - can you pull the levers?
  • Dress Up - fire your children's imagination with Victorian-style costumes
  • Restoration - engines and carriages being under work
  • Edwardian Tea Room - think Brief Encounter

Museum Publicity Leaflet

Promotional video of the Museum

Video tour of the Museum


If you are planning a visit to the Museum then why not download our audio tour guide to your phone? It will take you along a route to all the exhibits and will ensure you will miss none of our fantastic sights.

Download Audio Tour


The Museum is fully accessible by the mobility impaired.

We want to make sure everyone who visits us feels welcome. If you need any extra help on your tour please don’t hesitate to contact one of our guides.


The Museum is open every Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm (last tour 2:30pm).

Tour times:

Self-guided tours can be made using the Audio Tour.

If preferred, guided tours are available at no extra charge - guided tours are at 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm A tour lasts approximately 1 hour.

The Edwardian Tea Room will be open until 3:45pm.

(20% discount if bought with any online purchase of Belfast-based trains)

Tickets may also be purchased at the Museum
(20% discount is available on production of a valid current NI Railways ticket)

Ticket Cost
Adult £7.00
Child * £5.00
Concession £6.00
Member/Volunteer £5.50
Family (2+2) £20.00
Group Adult ** £6.00
Group Child £4.00
Group Concession £5.00
Education Child £4.00
Education Adult £4.00
Workshop £1.00

* A child is 3 to 16 years
** A group consists if 10 people or more (Group leader will have free entry)

A member or volunteer must show their ID.

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