Steam trains are back for the bank holiday Monday afternoon


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This event is running on Monday 1st May

This event has sold out online. You can purchase tickets on arrival if you arrive for the 2:30pm or later trains.

Steam trains are back for May Day, Monday 1st May, the perfect way to spend a couple of hours on a (hopefully!) sunny May afternoon. On your visit you can:

  • Take as many or as few round trips as you want
  • Visit our museum to learn about the history of the BCDR and railways in general
  • Explore our carriage gallery, with a fascinating collection of vintage carriages and locomotives. Everything from an 1880s steam locomotive to a 1960s diesel locomotive, a travelling post office carriage and lovely original BCDR carriages for you to experience up close
  • Model railway room on the platform – see if you can drive a train!
  • Visit the country’s only original signal cabin that is fully accessible for the mobility impaired
  • Get a drink and snack in our buffet train at Inch Abbey

Learn more about your visit here.

Prices & tickets

Charges are detailed below. Additional charges apply for food and drinks in the buffet and gifts in the shop. Donations are also welcome.

  • Adult: £9
  • Child (4+): £7
  • Child (under 4): FREE
  • Concession: £8
  • Family ticket (2 adults + up to 3 kids): £30
  • Carers: FREE (Please see our Carers Policy for more details)


Departures from Downpatrick are at: 13:45, 14:30, 15:15, 16:00

* Please note the later first train time on this date due to operational reasons *

Doors open at around 13:15.