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Railway Museum

Open: April 1st - October 29th: Daily, 10am - 5pm
Price: PRICES FOR 2010
Adults: £1
Children: 50p
Children under 5yrs: FREE
Resident Railcard Holders: FREE
Disabled: Access
Location: Port Erin
Parking: Ample, close by

History

The Port Erin Railway Museum first opened in 1975 and was extensively refurbished in 1998. In 1996, the steam train Loch was taken out of service (re-commissioned in 2002) and shortly afterwards became a part of the Port Erin Railway Museum. In 1999 a gift shop was added and since then the site has seen many tourists and train enthusiasts.

The Museum holds excellently refurbished Steam Trains and carriages. They act as an example of what runs just outside the building. The mueseum is housed in a refurbished part of the railway sheds once used to store the engines. There are less engines to store now, but the site sits right next door to the Port Erin Railway Station. A section of the building is still used for the continued maintenance of the trains running on the line. The museum offers a unique look at the history of trains and rolling stock from the 1870s to the present day.

Location

In the town of Port Erin, right next to the railway station.

By Vehicle:
Port Erin is in the southwest part of the island. It can be reached by the heading south along the A5, following the signs.

By Bus:
Plan your journey with our Bus and Rail Timetables.

By Railway:
Port Erin can be reached by the taking the Electric Railway to Douglas and then the Steam Railway to the Port Erin stop.

By only the Steam Railway, take the train to Port Erin.


The Site

  • Two full size Steam Trains
  • Variety of Carriages
  • Railway Memorabilia
  • Information Signs
  • Photographs
  • Large Tourist Shop

Visiting the Railway Museum

Themed on the Steam Railway, this museum covers the history of stream travel on the Isle of Man from start to finish. There are exhibitions of tracks, trains, railway equipment, switches, and much more. The train carriages are unlike the ones currently in use and offer a glance into a time when train travel was a regular occurrence and not just a day out.


Publications
Railways Of The Isle Of Man
Beckmann Visual Publishing, VHS Tape, 08 March, 1993
List Price: £14.99
Third Party Price: £6.99
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Manx Trains And Trams [2001]
Charles Guard
Duke Video, DVD, 19 April, 2004
List Price: £14.99
New Price: £14.99
Used Price: £20.83
Third Party Price: £9.74
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Rails in the Isle of Man, a Colour Celebration
R.Powell Hendry
Midland Publishing, Hardcover, 22 April, 1993
ISBN: 1857800095
List Price: £14.99
Used Price: £7.00
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Isle of Man Railways: A Celebration
Richard Kirkman, Peter Van Zeller
Raven Books, Board book, June, 1993
ISBN: 0952162407
List Price: £8.95
New Price: £10.94
Used Price: £4.99
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Railway Track Diagrams: Scotland and the Isle of Man No. 1 (Railway Track Diagrams)
John Yonge, Gerold Jacobs
Quail Map Co, Paperback, 29 June, 2001
ISBN: 1898319510
List Price: £8.50
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Isle of Man Classic Steam: Isle of Man Railway in Colour from the 1950's to the Ailsa Era
Robert Robotham
Colourpoint Books, Hardcover, 25 July, 1998
ISBN: 1898392439
List Price: £13.99
Used Price: £80.00
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Manx Railways and Tramways (Sutton's Photographic History of Railways)
Edward Gray
Sutton Publishing Ltd, Paperback, 12 March, 1998
ISBN: 0750918276
List Price: £10.99
Used Price: £39.25
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The Railways and Tramways of the Isle of Man
Robert Smith, Barry Edwards
OPC Railprint, Hardcover, 19 April, 1993
ISBN: 0860935078
List Price: £18.99
Used Price: £27.95
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The Isle of Man Steam Railway
Barry Edwards
B&C Publications, Hardcover, April, 1996
ISBN: 0952775603
List Price: £6.95
Used Price: £5.50
Third Party Price: £33.95
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Isle of Man Steam Trains
Ted Gray
Northern Publishing Services, Card Book, December, 1995
ISBN: 1899181113
List Price: £3.50
New Price: £5.49
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Isle of Man Steam Railway in Colour
Peter Johnson
Ian Allan Ltd, Hardcover, 28 May, 1998
ISBN: 0711025703
List Price: £9.99
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Railway Museum

Railway Museum

Railway Museum

Railway Museum

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