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Rail Gallery

A train in the Ulster Transport Museum Rail Gallery

The Irish Railway Collection in the railway gallery at Cultra houses 40 full-size railway vehicles and buildings covering Ireland’s rich railway history.

Around the walls are thematic displays featuring photographs, paintings, technical drawings and small objects interpreting various aspects of the development and decline of railways in Ireland.

Themes covered include:

  • The origins or Irelands railways
  • Building of the railways
  • Passengers and workers
  • Goods traffic
  • Architecture
  • Civil engineering
  • Tourism
  • Motive power
  • Signalling

These displays are brought to life by a number of locomotive and train models, and you're also able to hop on board some of our trains to explore inside!