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Colorful history

Fun way to learn about IOM history and have a stroll with The sheep. The wheel is impressive and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
boathavencaroline
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Dania Beach, Florida
Wonderfully preserved heritage

We spent a day looking around the wheel and mines trail, coupled with a trip on the Snaefell... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
louthrambler
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Lincolnshire
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1 week ago
“Colorful history”
2 weeks ago
“Wonderfully preserved heritage”
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Mines House 37 Mines Road, Laxey
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+44 1624 648000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun way to learn about IOM history and have a stroll with The sheep. The wheel is impressive and the history of lead mining is a wonderful look into Manx ingenuity.

Thank boathavencaroline
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a day looking around the wheel and mines trail, coupled with a trip on the Snaefell mountain railway to the summit. So much of interest (if you are interested in industrial archaeology) with helpful staff, nice cafe´s and a good pub, all within...More

Thank louthrambler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I like engineering works I loved being here, even though it only require a short visit. The wheel is in excellent condition and just a short walk from the railway station. Interesting trail to the mine entrance.

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 13 June 2018

The view from the wheel was fun. The mine walk was nice but didn’t seem to have an abundance of information to it.

Thank Stumpy60
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Be careful with your footing in some of the woodland areas as the wood is rotting on some of the steps and needs replacing. Also the signage would be better with an artists impression of the original buildings rather than a picture of what we...More

Thank Helkoryo1
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Marvel at the wonder of Victorian engineering. Very tactile (you can climb to the top of the wheel) and interesting attraction.

Thank CrumpySeaford
Reviewed 19 May 2018

You can spend all day wandering along the mines trail and seeing how miners worked all those years ago. The sstaff are very pleasant and knowledgeable.

Thank crispy068
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon taking the electric train from Douglas to the great Laxey Wheel. A short uphill walk from the train station to the wheel were we bought tickets on the way from a small gift shop just after leaving the station. The wheel...More

Thank solotraveller2710
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

I was driving past the Laxey Wheel again today, and decided to visit this attraction - as I had a spare hour! It is a great little visitor attraction and very informative, showing the history of mining in the Isle of Man. The two staff...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

great place to visit, lots of history and a lovely walk round. there is lots to see including the old machine house and mine entranced. there are plenty of information boards around. but I would recommend buying a guide book as it details the whole...More

Thank Sarah P
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