West Cork Model Railway Village, Clonakilty

(4.2/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Thanks to Sean and all the super staff at the Model Railway Village. Fantastic venue for my little girls birthday. Such a fantastic facility on our doorstep. The train ride was the making of the day. ...  more »
  • Good facilities for small children and an enjoyable stroll around the miniature towns, road train was a highlight. Maybe a little bit on the pricey side for a family for what you get. 
  • We had hoped to visit to enjoy the train ride (at extra cost) but sadly on a weekday in September this wasn't operating. We used an offer in conjunction with one of the west cork guide books available...  more »
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  • Great attraction for kids, but definetely a torture for a bored adult. Train ride while got the kids going is a fair bit boring and extremely uncomfortable. At 11 euro for an adult it's a rip off.
  • 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.
  • A must for everyone who visits Clonakilty. They have a train drives around the town. Awesome place for kids.
  • 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!
  • Good place to visit with kids. The model railway is really good and there's lots of room for kids to run about following the trains and looking at the model towns etc. There's also good play facilities. Added to that, the train ride tour (which starts and finishes here and tours Clonakilty) is very good. All in all there's several hours of entertainment for a family visiting here. The food and coffee in the café wasn't the best quality but at least you bought it from an old dining car carriage.