Visit our museum

The museum upstairs in the station building at Downpatrick houses a fascinating collection of relics telling the story of Irish Railways in general, and also a unique collection of Belfast & County Down Railway artefacts.

Our museum display, upstairs in the station building in Downpatrick, will take you through the history of railways in County Down – from the railway’s first sod being cut to closure of the BCDR system in 1950.

We also have an interesting collection of railway artefacts connected with the BCDR:

  • Signals and signalling equipment and diagrams
  • Track and permanent way equipment
  • Permanent way tools
  • Old-style Edmondson tickets
  • Original railway signs and posters

Our museum department also provides items and interpretive displays for the carriage gallery.