West Cork Model Railway Village, Clonakilty

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Discover the region's railway line as it existed in the 1940s at West Cork Model Railway Village. This handmade miniature world features working trains and replicas of local railway towns. Look closely to discover delightful details such as busy market scenes. The indoor interpretive room offers the opportunity to learn more about the towns and the many people who worked on the railway. Little ones will not only have fun watching the trains but can let off their own steam in the soft playroom. Don't leave without visiting the on-site tea room, set in an repurposed train carriage. The attraction also offers narrated train tours around Clonakilty. Before you visit Clonakilty, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • A lovely place to spend hours taking in the whole place. Its very well made out with all the model west Cork villages laid out exactly like they are ; Clonakilty , Bandon, Skibbereen , Kinsale . Well....  more
    A lovely place to spend hours taking in the whole place. Its very well made out with all the model west Cork villages laid out exactly like they are ; Clonakilty , Bandon, Skibbereen , Kinsale . Well....  more »
  • A fun model Railway village for all ages. This place is ideal for families. There's RC boats and mini diggers for the kids to drive (bring coins), a playground and coffee shop. Plenty of parking... 
    A fun model Railway village for all ages. This place is ideal for families. There's RC boats and mini diggers for the kids to drive (bring coins), a playground and coffee shop. Plenty of parking...  more »
  • We visited West Cork Model Railway Village last Friday on our Staycation in Cork and I have to say this was without a doubt the highlight of our holiday !!. It was absolutely brilliant 🤩. We had... 
    We visited West Cork Model Railway Village last Friday on our Staycation in Cork and I have to say this was without a doubt the highlight of our holiday !!. It was absolutely brilliant 🤩. We had...  more »
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  • A fun experience for 2 adults, information panels explained about locations and time periods of local history, which makes this much more than just some random small houses. Everything represented has a meaning. The trains are very cool to watch also 😁
  • Great place to keep children and adults occupied. The models of the railway stations, towns and villages are accurately depicted as is the model of Charles Fort at Kinsale. There are some boats on a pond which for a small fee can be operated by visitors.
  • Fabulous place to spend a few hours. Lots of work has gone into the models and trains. More to do and see there than I was expecting. The kids loved it!!
  • Awesome experience. My kids just loved it. The land train ride was fantastic
  • Lovely experience! beautifully made villages and railway, excellent indoor soft play area for toddlers, nice cafe. great for rainy days or fine. Didnt do the road train, but it looked good.

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