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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  • Hi, we travelled to the West Cork Model Railway village with our 4 children for their Hallowe'en treat. We did enjoy the models and display. The face painters were very good. We were very disappointed...  more »
  • Half of the site was closed or under construction. No one told us at the entrance, we paid full price. Gift shop closed also. Not the best time a Clonakilty.
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  • My boyfriend turned into a ten year old following the model trains around miniature Clonakilty/Bandon/Kinsale towns! He marvelled at how many were on the tracks and the detail of the little villages. ...  more »
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  • Excellent visit. Both husband and son very entertained! Spent two enjoyable hours there. When it started to rain there is an indoor play area which kept my son occupied until the shower passed! Would recommend!
  • Went here with 5 year old and my partner. Took a spin around the town in the little train, it was 2 euro extra it so onto the ticket but well worth it. Audio on train and took about 30 mins. The railway village is a lovely spot for kids. There is even a soft play area, all included in price. Well worth a visit and not very expensive. Little cafe and toilet facilities there.
  • This place was amazing!!! The model towels were in complete detailed replication. Definately pay the extra to take the tour in the train. Absolutely fantastic!!
  • A nice historical train Village. We got good weather, so my son was delighted to be here as he loves such things.
  • When they put all the pice's out its a 5 star place! When they dont its only 4 or 3.5 ...but worth checking it out!
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