National Transport Museum, Howth

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The National Transport Museum of Ireland is based in the grounds of Howth Castle in Ireland.The museum is located in the Heritage Depot, Howth Demesne, Howth, Ireland . 60 vehicles are currently in Howth on display. The oldest items date from second half of the 19th century, the newest 1984. It features buses, lorries, trucks, fire engines, trams and tractors. Also exhibited is the restored Hill of Howth No.9 Tram.The museum is run on a voluntary basis, and is funded by a minimal entry fee, unlike The National Museum, National Gallery and National History museums, which are funded by government.
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  • We visited when my son was young with his grandparents who actually remembered the old modes of transport, which was funny.  more »
  • The titles sums it up. I think this could be an amazing visit if it had a bigger space to house all the buses, trams, fire engines etc. Literally a buggy width between the rows between. There are some...  more »
  • Having very little interest in this kind of thing I wasn't overly excited at the prospect of a visit but my partner is so I somewhat reluctantly went along. However I must admit to having to eat my wo...  more »
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  • Really good collection of fire trucks, buses and assorted vehicles. The display area is quite small and can be a bit of a squeeze to get between vehicles. As the museum is run by volunteers, the opening times are limited and part of the second hall is closed off to the public as the vehicles are not yet restored to a point where the public can view/touch them. Really important to note that this museum has paid entry and they only accept cash, payment by card is not an option.
  • Fantastic display of old vehicles. The museum is run voluntarily so could really benefit from further funding or sponsorship to improve the facilities to show off the collection.
  • absolutely fantastic pity the state dont fund it so interesting gives a feeling of how things once were
  • A lovely quaint museum, a disgrace it's not state funded, as it's clearly doing the very best it can in a small space
  • Great day out and really interesting. Kids loved it and it was a great journey down memory lane 😊

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