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The Great Laxey Mine Railway

34 Mines Road, Laxey IM4 7NH
+44 1624 860186
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Beautiful and historical

We loved this marvellously restored little piece of Isle of Man lead mining history. The team have... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
TouringTimothy
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London, United Kingdom
Unusual adittion to the 'railways travelled on' collection

This is only a very short ride in both directions from close to the railway station to close to the... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
PeterLanky
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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“steam engines” (4 reviews)
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34 Mines Road, Laxey IM4 7NH
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We loved this marvellously restored little piece of Isle of Man lead mining history. The team have restored it on the original footprint, with great care, and made exact replicas of historical 1800s engines and trucks - plus the modern addition of passenger carriages of...More

Thank TouringTimothy
Ian S, Volunteer at The Great Laxey Mine Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your kind comments TT (very apt for the Isle of Man!) It is good to hear that the efforts of a small band of volunteers are appreciated by so many people.

Reviewed 17 September 2017

This is only a very short ride in both directions from close to the railway station to close to the Laxey Wheel. Only operating on Saturdays, it is an obvious add-on to a visit to the wheel as opposed to making a special visit. Operated...More

Thank PeterLanky
Reviewed 26 August 2017

visited the laxey mines railway on change-over day ,spent day in laxey on the Saturday whilst waiting to get into accommodation , well worth a visit , took mines train then walked onto laxey wheel .have now traveled on all of the isle of mans...More

Thank brodybunch1117
Ian S, Director at The Great Laxey Mine Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your ride, especially through the longest tunnel in the Isle of Man (don't tell anyone it's the only tunnel!)

Reviewed 10 August 2017

This was wonderful. Having relatives who worked in the mines, this tour was an amazing piece of my history. It gave me a sense of what my ancestors did for a living. The weather was perfect and I learned a lot about this area. I...More

Thank 1991KEB
Ian S, Volunteer at The Great Laxey Mine Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. Laxey is steeped in industrial history and we are proud to be an integral part of that. Please come back and see us sometime!

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Amazingly cute little railway with two miniature locomotives, Ant and Bee that take you very close to the Laxey Wheel, so it makes a lot of sense to combine these two attractions. The railway is run entirely by very friendly volunteers who know a lot...More

Thank Maarja K
Ian S, Volunteer at The Great Laxey Mine Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. The volunteers work hard to make it more than just a ride on a train and it is great to see our efforts appreciated.

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Although this is only a short trip it is well worth taking advantage of the inclusion on the Go card. The ride through the little tunnel is not for claustrophobics.

Thank Steven R
Ian S, Director at The Great Laxey Mine Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thanks for your review, we are pleased that you agree with Julia Bradbury on the "cuteness" of our little railway.

Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a volunteer run small railway that only runs mainly only on a Saturday (and occasionally other days) for most of the tourist season. The train line is a former mine train line and the part that would have run before going underground has...More

2  Thank Fianchetto
Ian S, General Manager at The Great Laxey Mine Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Thanks for your review, we pride ourselves on our friendliness and some of us could talk about the railway for hours! We hope to feature in a national tv programme soon so keep an eye out for us. If things go to plan we should...More

Reviewed 31 August 2016

We went here while staying with relatives and it was the perfect trip for while they were at work. We also had a great time on some of the amazing historic trams!

1  Thank lunesdalem
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This little railway is a delight - not my first time and worth coming back for. You get a real feel of what the mine tyrains must have been like. The staff are friendly - do get them to tell you about the history. While...More

1  Thank RichardEade
Ian S, Director and Volunteer at The Great Laxey Mine Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

Thanks for you kind comments Richard, We are pleased that you keep coming back!

Reviewed 1 August 2016

As a rail enthusiast this has to be high on my list of visits. The steam engines are so small and take you through the islands longest tunnel (the only??) and on for a short ride to near the base of the Laxey wheel. Great...More

1  Thank Howard-Liverpool
Ian S, Director & Volunteer at The Great Laxey Mine Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

Thanks for the Great Review Howard. Our normal operating day is Saturday, but we are also running on Sundays during August.

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