Headhunters Barber Shop & Railway Museum, Enniskillen

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How many places can you get a haircut and explore the golden age of steam travel at the same time?

A trip to Headhunters Barber Shop & Railway Museum is like taking a remarkable journey into the past bringing the golden age of the railway vividly to life. Visitors start their journey of discovery at the reconstructed Railway Booking Office where the ticket collector invites you to step on board and enjoy the evocative nostalgia, social heritage and amazing artefacts associated with the railways which operated throughout Fermanagh and the Border Counties until their closure in 1957. You'll find an absorbing range of memorabilia including uniforms, signalling instruments, signs, lamps, tableware, timetables, tickets and photographs from the three local railway companies - The Great Northern Railway (Ireland), The Sligo Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway and The Clogher Valley Railway.

Established in 2002, with the help of former railway employees and enthusiasts, the museums purpose is to collect, preserve, and interpret local railway heritage for the benefit of the community. This fascinating historical exhibition looks at the impact which railways had on peoples lives. At a time when the local railway station was the gateway to the wider world the exhibition reveals how railways stimulated exports, provided greater access to education, enabled honeymoons to become part of the wedding celebration, encouraged people to go on seaside holidays, and brought a greater variety of goods to the shops.

Whether you are a railway enthusiast or just a child brought up on 'Thomas the Tank Engine' why not combine your visit with a unique opportunity to have your hair professionally styled in the most nostalgic of surroundings! Admission to the Railway Museum is free.

Headhunters Railway Museum is a registered charity and is a member of the Association of Independent Museums, Heritage Railway Association and Northern Ireland Museums Council.
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  • Great collection of railway memorabilia. Takes you down memory lane. A lot of work has gone into this. It’s been on my doorstep for years and I’ve only just went. Worth a visit  more »
  • What a fantastic discovery in a quiet corner of Enniskillen! My grandson and I had a lovely time discovering this unique place, as well as an excellent value haircut for him :) Gordon and Nigel were e...  more »
  • Hidden away on Darling Street, could easily be missed, we walked past it the first time. Great collection of railway and historic memorabilia. Well worth a visit, you will not be disappointed. Free en...  more »
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  • Has a small but very good railway museum , a lot of local railway memorabilia, well worth a visit.
  • This is a railway musem (no trains) and barbers all in one. You don't have to get a haircut to visit the railway museum. (Same place as the barbers and a back room) Its not far from the town centre but it only has a doorway from the street that leads you down a entry to a building at the rear then you have a flight of stairs so would not be suitable for disable or family's with push chairs. Its like no other barbers inside. Its only £6 for a proper hair cut done by one of 2 gentle men barbers. Best take a look at the pictures to get a idea of it. They have a wee box for donation for the upkeep for the museum, but its vollentery.
  • A really interesting place, always got my hair cut here when I had hair lol
  • We stopped in here, checked out the fascinating collection of rail memorabilia, and got trimmed up too. The owners are very friendly and more than happy to show you around and answer questions. Plus they're good barbers.
  • Do not miss! Out of the ordinary, very nice small museums and welcoming owners!
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