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Platform 3 at Whitehead Railway Museum

Excursion Station, Castleview Road, Whitehead, County Antrim, BT38 9NA
Platform 3 at Whitehead Railway Museum


The Platform 3 cafe is located in the Station Building of Whitehead Railway Museum and is the perfect place to refuel. Think of the classic movie 'Brief Encounter' and you will be transported back in the magnificent surroundings of the cafe. (Cafe is open to everyone but museum is for paying customers only.)

The Whitehead Railway Museum's beautifully renovated cafe offers a wide range of delicious food and beverages within a unique and historic setting. As well as the wider selection of beverages and snacks, it offers:
- A delicious range of fresh scones, cakes and buns.
- Gluten-free and vegan options.

Platform 3 is a great place to enjoy a meal or a coffee before or after your tour of the museum, or to meet up with friends and family.

Afternoon Tea
On several dates every year you can enjoy Afternoon Tea in a Railway Carriage at Whitehead Railway Museum. Scones with cream and jam, sandwiches made using local ingredients and a selection of petit fours with freshly prepared barista coffees and fine tea. Check Facebook page for upcoming dates. Booking essential.

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  • All major credit/debit cards accepted


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Tel+44 (0) 7802 356803

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Opening Times

* Latest menus and opening hours on the Café's Facebook page. Check out our special late night openings, bbq nights and afternoon tea sessions.

Normal operating hours:
Autumn / winter: Wednesday 09:30 to 14:00. Thursday to Saturday 09.30 - 15.45.
Summer: Wednesday to Saturday, 09.00 - 15.45 (last food orders 3:15pm).

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