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The Steam Museum, Straffan
The Steam Museum
An Músaem Innealtóireachta
Ingersoll Rand Air Compressor, Imperial Type 10 Duplex.jpg
An Ingersoll Rand air compressor, Imperial Type 10 (c. 1912)[1]
The Steam Museum is located in Ireland
The Steam Museum
Location within Ireland
LocationLodge Park, Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland
Coordinates53°18?42?N 6°35?56?W / 53.311715°N 6.598973°W / 53.311715; -6.598973Coordinates: 53°18?42?N 6°35?56?W / 53.311715°N 6.598973°W / 53.311715; -6.598973
Typesteam museum
Public transit accessStraffan bus stop (Bus Éireann routes 120, 121, 123)
Lodge Park "big house"

The Steam Museum & Lodge Park Walled Garden is a museum located in Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland.


The Straffan Steam Museum is housed in a church which once stood by the Inchicore railway works in Dublin. It is located on the site of Lodge Park, a former "big house", and has an 18th century walled garden.


This steam museum contains a collection of prototype model locomotives and live steam engines.[3][4][5][6] Two of the locomotives were used in the late 19th century by the Great Northern Railway.

The museum has a selection of steam engines used for industrial propulsion, including a huge beam engine used in the Midleton whiskey distillery, a pumping engine employed in Jameson's distillery in Dublin, and a large beam engine installed in Smithwick's brewery, Kilkenny, in 1847.


The Museum is open to visitors from Wednesdays to Sundays during the summer, from 2pm to 6pm. It has a tea house offering tea and coffee, and light meals with pre-booking, and a small shop.


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  2. ^ Schulze, Marco (1 January 2007). "Museums of the World". de Gruyter Saur – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Campbell, Georgina; Heron, Marianne (1 January 2006). "Georgina Campbell's Ireland for Garden Lovers". Georgina Campbell Guides – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Steam Museum (Straffan, Ireland): Top Tips Before You Go - TripAdvisor".
  5. ^ "The Steam Museum Kildare - Visitors Information". 10 August 2010.
  6. ^ Mulvihill, Mary (1 December 2003). "Ingenious Ireland: A County-by-County Exploration of the Mysteries and Marvels of the Ingenious Irish". Simon and Schuster – via Google Books.

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