The Isle Of Man Railway Museum
OPEN FROM 9.30am TO 4.30pm ON EVERY DAY THE RAILWAY IS RUNNING
ADMISSION* £2.00 ADULTS & £1.00 CHILDREN (GO EXPLORE HOLDERS FREE)
*FREE ADMISSION ON SELECTED THURSDAY EVENINGS MAY-SEPTEMBER
Established in 1975 in the former Isle of Man Road Services bus depot adjacent to Port Erin Station, the Isle of Man Railway Museum is home to a number of locomotives and items of rolling stock as well as many smaller exhibits and headboards aplenty. It is open when the railway is in operation and accessed via the gift shop which is housed in the former goods shed with an entrance on Station Road at the foot of the platform. On opening in the summer of 1975 it was home to M.N.Ry. No.4 Caledonia at the head of a Manx Northern Railway train consisting of Six-Wheeler N.41 and closed van Gr.12 and No.16 Mannin and the Royal Saloon F.36 and Governors’ Saloon F.75, joined the following year by No.1 Sutherland which was plinthed on an isolated section of track. There have been a number of changes to the exhibits over the years, with No.4 Loch being displayed prior to her return to traffic following a successful appeal by the Association from 1998, her place being taken by No.6 Peveril. A partial refurbishment by our volunteers took place in the winter of 2013/2014.
Today the museum is home to the following exhibits, some of which may be absent at certain times for a variety of reaons during photographic charters and transport festivals:-
* No.6 Peveril (Leaving 2023)
* No.5 Mona (Joining 2023)
* Goods Van Gr.12 (Joined 2023)
Happy In Our Work!
Above: Association volunteers cleaning No.6 Peveril in readiness for the start of the anniversary season in March 2023; peripheral jobs such as this are one of many happily carried out by our workforce to assist our very good friends at Isle of Man Railways. Work is always ongoing refreshing the interpretive displays around the main exhibition hall.
(Photo: Dave Booth)
Complimenting the large exhibits are a number of laminated photographs, items of ephemera, tickets, workshops equipment headboards, interpretive displays provided by the Association and old posters. There are also a large number of smaller exhibits including point levers, signal arms, destination boards, lathes and equipment, staff and ticket boxes, permanent way items, scale models, replica nameplates, hand lamps, carriage heaters, headlamps, level crossing gates, tinplate advertisements and much more.
No.1 Sutherland (1989)
Kirk Michael Running-In Board (2022)
No.1 Sutherland & No.6 Peveril (2022)
A Selection Of Lamps (2019)
A Selection Of Luggage (2017)
Station Master Diorama (2012)
No.1 Sutherland (2022)
Wagons M.78 & H.1 (2021)
Permanent Way Diorama (2021)
Office Diorama In Entrance
Saloon F.75 & Van G.19 (2014)
M.N.Ry. No.4 Caledonia (1991)
Van G.19 Detail (2022)
Drop-Side Wagon M.78 (2021)
Van G.19 & Saloon F.75 (2017)
Workshops Model & Display
No.16 Mannin (2019)
New Plinth For F.75 & G.19 (2013)
No.1 Sutherland Proudly Wearing Headboard - Many More Inside!
The Isle Of Man Railway Museum : Well Worth A Visit!