Manx Electric Railway Museum

Type:Museum

Manx Electric Railway Museum

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About

The Manx Electric Railway was one of the earliest electric railways in the British Isles. A dedicated museum (Derby Castle Museum) has been created where you can learn more about the history of this pioneering railway. The museum is located inside the main depot at Derby Castle, situated in the yard which was developed in 1893.

The museum has information boards charting the conception of the railway right up until the modern day. There are lots of hands on items on display including an old Snaefell controller and an armature from an early tram.

It has information sheets of all the past and present rolling stock, and there are large old advertising boards with original paintings on display.

The MER Museum is open on Sundays when the MER is operating. Located a short walk up from Derby Castle terminus, it is open from midday to 4:30pm. Admission is free. The museum enables people to learn more about this pioneering railway with artefacts and informative displays.

Guide Prices

Admission is FREE, although donations to the upkeep and expansion of the museum are welcomed.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Leisure Facilities

  • Shop

Payment Methods

  • Accepts major credit and debit cards
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Features

  • Indoor Attraction

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth
Derby Castle Sheds, Queens Promenade, Douglas

Opening Times

* ****Currently closed****
The MER Museum is open on Sundays when the MER is operating from midday to 4:30pm.

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