The Great Laxey Wheel and Mines Trail

The Great Laxey Wheel
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Built in 1854 to pump water from the Laxey mines, the Laxey Wheel is the world's greatest industrial water wheel. Known as 'Lady Isabella', a climb to the top of the Wheel is rewarded with breathtaking views across the valley, while the 'Mines Trail' displays the remains of a once thriving industrial complex and offers a pleasant walk through Glen Mooar.

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Open weekends 15th February - 23rd March and open daily, April to October. 10.00 - 17.00.

Closed throughout the winter months.

Admission charges

Adult £4.00
Child (5-15) £2.00
Family £9.50
Free admission to Friends of Manx National Heritage.


  • National Trust
  • Historic Scotland
  • English Heritage

Collection details

Industry, Science and Technology, Social History

The Great Laxey Wheel and Mines Trail
Mines Road
Isle of Man




01624 648000


01624 648001

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