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West Cork Model Railway Village, Clonakilty
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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On day we visited weather was sunny and warm. The girls had a great time. It's a safe place for children to run about and enjoy . Us grow ups were able to sit and enjoy a cup of tea in old train as we... read more »
so much detail has been put into each piece! a fab day out for the family including the train ride into the town!
Had a lovely morning at the model rail museum so well done and detailed very quiet as the kids had gone back to school. The entrance price included a trip round clonakilty town in a tourist tram - wha... read more »
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.
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.
Amazing.. The best tour. Cafe is expensive.. But everything else is so cool
Absolutely worth a visit. A great day for young and old. Coffee and gift shop on site and as expected young people are catered for without exception
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