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. A visit to West Cork Model Railway Village represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Clonakilty vacation builder to plot your vacation.
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  • Visited the Model Railway Village in Clonakilty as a family recently, and I can honestly say it's Fabulous. apart from how well laid out it is, the place is spotless ! I mean I cannot believe that any...  more »
  • This is very unusual , great miniature local towns and working toy trains flying around and some historical knowledge worth reading . Only €8 entrance, even 30 minutes to spare , it's great,  more »
  • As a fella that has had a go at modelling I wanted to see this place since I first heard of it. I was not disappointed .The modelling is brilliant . the amount of detail is brilliant . By using the lo...  more »
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  • Our train mad son loved it. The grounds are kept in great condition.
  • To begin with the pros: the centre is immaculately kept and the model village is interesting and well made. Now to the cons: the centre is overpriced. There are perhaps twenty minutes of activity here before you're done. All in all, not good value for money. Won't be returning for a second visit.
  • Great spot for a day out. The kids (especially the boys) will love the model trains) Nice little bigger carriage cafe (it's an old train carriage) to have a cup of tea after strolling around the village. Bring your camera and take some pictures of you being a giant amongst the tiny model village!
  • When the weather is good it's a magical place for young and old.
  • One of the largest model railways depicting nearby places. Accurate, beautiful and we'll maintained. With a ride on road train around the town this makes for a fun day. If you look carefully you might see a life size spiderman.