Isle of Man
An excellent small museum covering the history of railways on the Isle of Man
|Port Erin Railway Museum opened 1974 in the former goods shed, which had become garage for IOM Road services.
In pride of place are the two steam locomotives, Peveril and Mannin.
There is the Governorís saloon as well as the Royal Coach used by Queen Elizabeth II and a goods van.
There are ticket offices and the station masterís office, as well as display boards with old tickets.
There is a reconstructed workshop and examples of permanent way equipment.
The drive a diesel simulator experience is popular with all ages. There is chance to drive the train from Port St Mary to Port Erin and shunt coaches at Douglas.
There is a lot of information and pictures about all the railway lines that once run on the island from the Port Erin Breakwater Railway to the opening of the railways to Peel and Port Erin. There is information about the Manx Northern Railway from St Johnís to Ramsey and the short lived Foxdale Railway.
The museum may not look very large from the outside but contains a lot of information and it is easy to spend several hours if you read everything. It also has a small shop. The museum is open 9.30-4.30 on days the Steam Railway is running. There is a small entry charge.
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