Fry Model Railway Museum

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Fry Model Railway Museum

Fingal County Council and award-winning Edinburgh based designers Bright appointed Marcon to deliver the exhibition fit-out of the existing protected cottage and extended Casino Building for Fry Model Railway Museum in Malahide, Dublin. The new museum provides a home for the Fry Collection, Europe’s largest model railway collection, comprising more than 300 model trains and developed by Mr Cyril Fry.

The train aficionado created his collection over a 40-year period from the 1920s until his death, hand-crafting in miniature all the train types that ran in Ireland since the 1840s.

Kate McHugh, Director at Bright, said: Marcon were appointed as the principle exhibition contractors responsible for all the specialist joinery required for this unique museum. There work included manufacturing and installing a combination of high-quality display cases, custom fixtures and furniture in keeping with the historic Casino building. Everything produced was custom designed and needed to meet the standards expected of a nationally significant museum. As usual Marcon provided a seamless professional service with an ability to produce quality products within a restricted budget. Despite delays to the programme Marcon managed to accommodate client changes and continued to take a flexible and proactive approach throughout the project.” 

Client:

Fingal County Council

Duration:

6 weeks

Designer:

Bright

Location:

Malahide, Co. Dublin

Category:

Museums