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“History of the railway”

Port Erin Railway Museum
Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Port Erin
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small museum which gives the history of the Isle of Man steam railways. A few locos and coaches to look at. Lots of other railway objects. interesting history. You can do this in the turn around time of the trains at the station or stay a little longer

Thank Sam3314
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A trip down memory lane, a great old steam engine will take you from Douglas to Port Erin, a sleepy seaside hamlet at the south of the Isle of Man. read the history of the Manx railway in the little museum at the terminus, it will cost adults £2 and children over three £1.
Take a walk round Port Erin its like stepping back in time, there are a few cafes ad bars you can have a snack and drink.

Thank helensmith672017
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This museum is a unique for its history and importance of Isle of Man . It is well preserved and has Two carriages travelled by queen Mother and the governor .

There are two full carriages available for viewing in the museum . There is also a rail simulator , which will be popular with kids . The entry fee is slightly steep for the very small museum . Worth a visit once

Thank shanks123
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

A samll volunteer run museum, intersting for all rail and steam enthusiasts, with comlete engines and carriages, as well as historical info.

Thank nigelmeadows47
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We had just returned from our round trip to Castletown and decided to round off our day of steam with visit to the museum that is next door to the station in Port Erin

The first thing that struck me was the cost of entrance - £2 for adults – a bargain but seriously I think they could charge more

What must have been an engine shed is given over to a large exhibition area with a retired steam train and carriages – and then a whole wall is taken up with a detailed and very informative history of steam on the island and the story of how the networks have waxed and waned due to economic circumstances – at one time well over a million people travelled on the network when the Isle of Man was a holiday destination of choice for the masses – sadly no longer and as a result Peel is no longer connected to the network

On leaving I was left with a feeling that this museum undersells itself and should be promoted as a key part of the Island’s history – thank you

Thank PeteD60
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