Make a Donation to DCDR
We are entirely staffed by volunteers and rely on ticket sales and donations to keep railway heritage alive and accessible to the public. Find out how you can help.

As a volunteer-run not-for-profit charity, this money is so important to our museum as we don’t receive government funding and rely on the support of people young and old to preserve and care for our unique collection now and for the generations to come and can spend it where we need to the most – ensuring your visit is as memorable and enjoyable as possible and helping grow our little line into a bigger one.

For example:

  • £100 would help buy enough coal to run a steam engine for an afternoon
  • £200 would buy enough paint to repaint several carriages/locomotives
  • £1000 would buy new seats for the station platform for people to sit down while waiting for the train
  • £2000 would provide promotional materials for a year
  • £5-10,000 would provide the funds to completely restore an historic vintage railway carriage

Back in Steam

Our current big push is to restore our second steam locomotive, O&K No. 3. We need your help to achieve this.

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Make a general donation

You can also make a donation into general funds, which we will then allocate to various projects around the railway. You can make on-off donations or recurring monthly donations. A monthly donation of a relatively small amount of money is most welcome.

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Donate an object to our museum

If you have an object, photograph or collection (or know someone who has) that you feel would be of interest to the Downpatrick & County Down Railway, we would be happy to hear from you.

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Leave a Legacy to DCDR

One way of supporting our work is to leave a gift to the Downpatrick & County Down Railway in your Will. A legacy gift of any size really does make a huge difference to our work and the future of the Museum.

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