- Railway and Transport Attractions
- Caves and Mines
- Tourist Attractions
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
The Great Laxey Mine Railway
Passengers can now ride in a tiny carriage along the line where loaded wagons of ore were once hauled from the mine. The railway, a quarter of a mile in length, runs up the valley from the former Washing Floors, now the Valley Gardens, to the main adit entrance where there is a picnic site, footpath and information boards explaining the mining features. The Laxey Wheel is only a short five minute walk away. The line runs beneath the main Laxey to Ramsey road and the Manx Electric Railway through the longest railway tunnel on the Island!
At the Mines Yard terminus of the railway, a series of information boards explain the surviving mining features. The Laxey Wheel, the Lady Isabella, is just a short walk away from the terminus. Built in 1854 to pump floodwater from the mine, it is the largest working waterwheel in the world and is the Island's most visited tourist attraction. No other railway can boast of a waterwheel at each end!
Please note the postcode given is to get you close, not necessarily precisely there, please look out for signage.
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Valley Gardens, Laxey, Isle of Man, IM4 7NH
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Operates every Saturday from Easter to the end of September and Sundays throughout August Runs from 11 AM until 4.30 PM
Return Fare: Adults £2 Child £2 Kids under 5 go FREE!