The Carriage Gallery is where you can get up close with our collection of historic railway vehicles. We have everything from beautifully restored old-style carriages to unrestored examples just as we found them in fields and farmyards. You can marvel at traction as varied as an 1875-built steam locomotive to a 1960s Irish Rail diesel, to a 1980s British Rail railbus.
Some of the carriages are open for you to explore, and get a sense of what travel was like years ago. As you sit in a third class compartment, compare it to what you travel in on the national network today!
We have a number of interpretive displays on the wall, along with some videos and posters. You can see a model railway showing what the B&CDR station at Ballynahinch Junction was like, and kids can dress up in period costumes and railway uniforms to get their photos taken.