Isle of Man

A haven for historic transport, preservation and railway enthusiasts, the Isle of Man has a wide range of unique railways still in use today from the Douglas Horse Tramway to the Steam Railway and Manx Electric Railway with heritage museums and sites to visit along the way.

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions in the London area.

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Port Erin Railway Museum

Station Road, Port Erin, Isle of Man, .
Tel: 01624 836 855.

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The museum charts the history of the steam powered railway from its inception in 1873 to the present day including the now defunct lines which used to…

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Orchid Line

Curraghs Wildlife Park, Ballaugh, Isle of Man, IM7 5EA.
Tel: 01624 897 323.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

7.25in. gauge, 1,000 yards. Eight steam locomotives, one petrol and one battery, round a half mile circuit of the park.

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Nautical Museum

Bridge Street, Castletown, Isle of Man, IM9 1AX.
Tel: 01624 648 000.

  • Car Park
  • Part disabled access

The museum is a fascinating ‘Tardis like’ building. This tiny museum originates from the discovery of the 18th century armed yacht, the ‘Peggy’,…

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The Morris-Commercial C9B self-propelled Bofors gun

Manx Aviation & Military Museum

Ronaldsway Airport, Ballasalla, Isle of Man, IM9 2AT.
Tel: 01624 829 294.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

An impressively detailed collection showing the history of aviation in the Isle of Man plus the Island's surprisingly heavy involvement in both world wars.…

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National Folk Museum at Cregneash

Cregneash Road , Cregneash, Isle of Man, IM9 5PX.
Tel: 01624 648 000.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

An illustration of the traditional Manx farming and crofting way of life, with heavy horses, indigenous Loghtan sheep, shorthorn cows, pigs and Manx cats.

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Jurby Transport Museum

Hangar 230, Jurby Industrial Estate, Jurby, Isle of Man, IM7 3BD.
Tel: 000.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The largest transport museum on the Island. Exhibits include a horse tram shop, the last remaining Upper Douglas cable car, buses dating from 1927-1991…

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Snaefell Mountain Railway

The Station, Laxey, Isle of Man, .
Tel: 01624 662 525.

  • Car Park
  • Souvenir Shop

The railway is the only electrically worked mountain railway in the British Isles. This 3ft 6in. gauge line runs for four miles 53 chains from Laxey to…

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Manx Electric Railway

Transport Headquarters, Banks Circus, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5PT.
Tel: 01624 663 366.

Unique double track railway running nearly 18 miles between Douglas and Ramsey through some of the most breathtaking coastal scenery in the British Isles.…

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Isle of Man Steam Railway

Isle of Man Steam Railway

Transport Headquarters, Banks Circus, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5PT.
Tel: 01624 663 366.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Opened in 1874, this narrow gauge railway still runs with its original locomotives and carriages, through an ever changing landscape, to a choice of destinations…

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Isle of Man Motor Museum

Jurby Industrial Estate, Jurby, Isle of Man, IM7 3BD.
Tel: 01624 888 333.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The Museum was founded and funded by father and son team Denis and Darren Cunningham to act as the public home for their collection of over 130 vehicles,…

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Grove Museum of Victorian Life

Grove House & Gardens, Andreas Road, Ramsey, Isle of Man, IM8 3UA.
Tel: 01624 648 000.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Victorian house and outbuildings containing agricultural implements and vehicles. Some livestock.

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Groudle Glen Railway

Groudle Glen, Onchan, Isle of Man, .
Tel: 01624 670 453.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Famous 2ft gauge railway 0.75 mile long from Lhen Coan station to Sea Lion Rocks. Motive power consists of two diesels, Bagnall 2-4-0 ‘Sea Lion’, the…

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