Escape the hustle and bustle of December madness and enjoy some festive fun amidst the unique museum surroundings of our rail, road, sea and sky collections. Our trains, shop fronts and galleries will be traditionally decorated and lit up for Christmas.

Join us on Saturdays and Sundays in December for our children’s Christmas activities which will put the whole family in the festive mood.

Follow a bespoke winter trail around the museum as we inspire the designers, engineers and adventurers of the future. We'll be showing footage of how Christmas used to be celebrated in times gone by. Take a selfie with our majestic steam locomotives, decorated for Christmas.

Visit our museum shop and get your last minute stocking fillers, Christmas decorations with an array of transport themed baubles and unique books and gifts to choose from.

Saturday Children's Christmas Activity

Enjoy a spectacular magic show in the grand surroundings of our Irish Rail gallery three times daily and meet with our caricature artist between 12:00 and 14:00.

  •  4 December
  • 11 December
  • 18 December

Sunday Children's Christmas Activity

Join artists Giovanna and Kerri, specialists in visual art, in our “Train of Thought” Christmas themed drawing workshops, located in our Irish Rail gallery.  

  • 5 December
  • 12 December
  • 19 December

Don't forget children under 5 go free!

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