HistoryThe Manx Transport Museum Group (MTMG) formed in 1993 during the 'Year of the Railways'. Their objective was to promote and establish an Isle of Man Transport Museum. Over the years which followed MTMG looked into possible sites for a Transport Museum. At a committee meeting the site of the disused Brickworks Office in Peel was suggested. This small building was the last of the once vast area of Brickworks buildings, which were cleared for the Peel Power Station. The Brickworks Office was in terrible disrepair and plans were to demolish it for two more House of Manannan car parking spots.
The Peel Heritage Trust was offered a five year lease on the property from Manx National Heritage. At first this was thought to not be enough time for the building required much work, but the MTMG thought it was worth it and so the deal was done in June of 1999.
Some years later after extensive work, the museum opened to the public in the spring of 2002. The two main rooms were fitted out with various displays and exhibits. It is the hope of the MTMG to start small and work their way up. The concept of a complete Transport Museum would require the backing of the Isle of Man Government and to convince them it is worth it, people have to want it. Renamed from the Manx Transportation Museum to the Manx Transport Heritage Museum to avoid confusion with a new transport museum in Jurby.
LocationOn the west side of the island in the city of Peel, near the harbour and the Kipper Factory.
Take any roads sign posted to Peel or the west. Once in Peel, drive along the promenade and along the harbour to Mill Road.
Plan your journey with our Bus and Rail Timetables.
The west side of the Island is not serviced by the Railways. Take a vehicle or bus.
Manx Transportation Museum
Isle of Man
Tel: 01624 842448
Visiting the Manx Transportation MuseumThis is a very inspiring museum. The once falling down brick building now stands proud. The refurbished interior is a welcoming place; housing many models, photos, exhibits, and collectibles from different forms of transport around the island. All areas of transport are covered within this museum. The site is not well known and can be rather obscure to find; however visitors will uncover more about the island and its transport history here than they can imagine. Venturing into local car production and even stair lifts. There is much more to the island than railways and buses.
Do not forget to check out the Water Tower and Railway Display across the road from the museum. Originally part off the old Peel Railway Station.