Headhunters Barber Shop & Railway Museum – Enniskillen

Headhunters Barber Shop & Railway Museum 

5 Darling Street, Enniskillen, Co.Fermanagh, BT74 7DP.

Located in the town centre, ten minutes walk from Enniskillen Bus Station.

Contact: Tel. (048) 6632 7488 or Email: info@headhuntersmuseum.com

Web: www.headhuntersmuseum.com

Facilities: Museum, toilet facilities and traditional barber shop.

Opening Hours: Open all year round, Tuesday-Saturday 9.00am – 5.30pm.  Closed Bank Holidays.

A traditional barber’s shop but not as we know it!

A trip to Headhunters Barber Shop & Railway Museum is like taking a remarkable journey into the past bringing the golden age of the railway vividly to life.  Although the railway network within Fermanagh closed in 1957 visitors can recall the memories, emotional appeal and excitement associated with the nostalgic era of steam travel.  Admission to the museum is free and is certainly a unique way of learning about Fermanagh’s railway heritage.  Established in 2002, with the help of former railway employees and enthusiasts this exhibition lovingly recreates working environments such as the General Manager’s Office, Station Booking Office and Railway Signal Box. This is complemented by a remarkable collection of railway memorabilia including uniforms, signalling instruments, signs, lamps, tableware, timetables, tickets and photographs from the three railway companies which operated throughout Co. Fermanagh and the border counties – The Great Northern Railway (Ireland), The Sligo, Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway and The Clogher Valley Railway.  Whether you are a railway enthusiast, former railway employee or just a child brought up on ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’, why not combine your visit with a unique opportunity to have your hair professionally styled in the most nostalgic surroundings. It certainly is a Barbers Shop with a ‘rail’ difference!

The General Manager’s Office – a classic of the little seen Trompe l’œil genre.

Other Local Attractions: Within ten minutes walking distance are Enniskillen Castle Museums, The Buttermarket Craft Centre, Forthill Park & Coles Monument and the MV Kestrel Waterbus to Devenish Island.  Other local attractions include Marble Arch Caves, Belleek Pottery, Castle Archdale Country Park, Sheelin Irish Lace Museum and National Trust properties at Florence Court, Castlecoole and Crom.

Further information here:  http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/

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Headhunters Museum is a tribute to the collecting passion of Selwyn Johnston and professionalism with which he has approached the daunting task of building up such a niche collection from railways that disappeared from the local landscape more than half a century ago. If you’re in the North West be sure to drop in for a short back and sides.

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