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Model Railway in Museum

This is a small museum on the edge of the town of Abbeyleix which features a working model railway... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2018
Co Offaly
Excellent museum and model railway!

We loved our visit to Abbeyleix Heritage House! The museum was so interesting and the kids loved... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2018
County Kildare, Ireland
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Abbey House Main Street, Abbeyleix, Ireland
+353 57 873 1653
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

This is a small museum on the edge of the town of Abbeyleix which features a working model railway exhibition. There is free parking outside as well as a play ground for children. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

We loved our visit to Abbeyleix Heritage House! The museum was so interesting and the kids loved the model railway and playground outside! Put this on your to-do list

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2017

You'll get a very warm welcome to this small community-run museum. It tells some of the story of Abbeyleix and there is a model railway. There is a Titanic connection as some carpets for the Titanic were woven at Abbeyleix carpet factory. Free parking, nominal...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Abbeyleix H, Heritage and Research Assistant at Heritage House Abbeyleix, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2017

Dear StellaCaroline, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so delighted that you received a warm welcome and enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you to Abbeyleix Heritage House in the future. Lesley Heritage and Research Assistant

Reviewed August 15, 2017

Thanks a million fabulous museum and the children really enjoyed the model railway. Thank you for recommending the Round Tower in Timahoe A great day

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

This is a must on things to visit in Laois. Everyone who works here is extremely informative and you leave having learned about the history of this heritage town . The museum at the back gives you the history of both Abbeyleix and the whole...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed March 28, 2017

Dropped in here last Sat afternoon. Lovely lady showed me where the carpets used to be made, and I learned that 5 for the Titanic were commissioned here. Lovely also to see replica of the clothes worn by the women at the time , welll...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Kay D
Reviewed April 26, 2016

I visited the Heritage House while passing through after a weekend away and was delighted to find a great collection of local heritage and history of Abbeyleix and the local environs well presented in this quaint heritage centre. Staff were very attentive, very knowledgeable, and...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank PatMMornington
Richard R, a at Heritage House Abbeyleix, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2016

We're really glad you enjoyed your visit to Abbeyleix. Thanks for the good word.

Reviewed March 17, 2015

I enjoy this centre but it might be that my family are originally from the town...? It certainly has helped me to confirm oral tradition with history so it is worth a visit in my books

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank Dain96
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September 16, 2015|
Response from Abbeyleix H |
The centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 9am - 5pm. It's open year around though it does close for a week or so around Christmas and the New Year. The standard admission charge of €3 with discounts to €2 for groups, seniors... More
September 16, 2015|
Response from Dain96 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Open: Tuesday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm Admission Fee: Adult €3 Children/Seniors €2 All funds raised from the admission fee are used to cover maintenance and running costs of the centre. Dain