The fine Victorian gothic building of the Steam Museum and Lodge Park Walled Gardens, in Straffan County Kildare, once stood near Inchicore Railway Works. The Power Hall at the Steam Museum displays six huge nineteenth century stationary engines. Demonstrations are included of steam powered electric lighting and of equipment removed from a Dublin laundry driven through its original belt and line shafting to an early prime mover. A Cornish boiler and several small engines are on show. The Model Hall displays the Richard Guinness Collection of Inventors and early large size Prototype Railway Models. The 18th Century walled garden adjoining Lodge Park has been under restoration for the last few years and the old brick-faced walls are clothed with climbers, fruit trees and roses. The Entrance Shop sells items of steam and garden interest and the Steaming Kettle Teahouse can provide coffee, tea and a light lunch if booked in advance.
Location: Royal Canal
Activity Type: Walking
Business Type: Places to Visit
Address: Lodge Park Heritage Yard, Straffan, Co Kildare
Phone: 0035316 27 3155