Casino Model Railway Museum opens
The Casino Model Railway Museum has opened in Malahide. This follows the completion of a €4m restoration programme on the historic Casino building.
The Casino building occupies a prominent position at the entrance to Malahide. It is the only cottage Orne of this type in Fingal and is of significant historical importance. It has been carefully conserved, restored and extended to become a modern visitor attraction.
The Casino is now the permanent home of the Fry Model Railway collection. This is of historical importance not only to the people of Malahide but to model train enthusiasts worldwide. The museum will also accommodate a large modern model railway layout depicting several railway scenescapes in Ireland, interactive displays, soundscapes, an education and exhibition space and memorabilia from Irish Railways.