The Great Laxey Wheel – Queeyl Vooar Laksey

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The Great Laxey Wheel (Queeyl Vooar Laksey) or Lady Isabella (as she is also known) is the largest working waterwheel in the world. A brilliant example of Victorian engineering she was built in 1854 to pump water from the Laxey mines. Today a climb to the top is rewarded with panoramic views across the Laxey Valley.

The Great Laxey Wheel – Queeyl Vooar Laksey

Opening Times

Open from 28th March – 3rd November 2024

9.30am – 4.30pm

Last entry 4pm


Laxey Wheel will be open for extended hours in June, July and August

9.30am – 5pm

Last entry 4.30pm


Adults £15

Students £6.75 (over 18 with a valid Student Card)

Children FREE (children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult).


Your admission

  • Adult admission tickets for The Great Laxey Wheel include a £1.50 voluntary donation to Manx National Heritage (Isle of Man registered charity no. 603), supporting our charity’s work in caring for the Isle of Man’s most cherished places and spaces, including historic buildings, landscapes, archives and museum collections. If you do not wish to pay the donation please state to staff that you wish to opt out of the voluntary donation at the ticket desk when paying admission.
  • Some special events may incur an additional admission charge.
  • Student discount is available on production of a valid student card.
  • Group discounts are available to pre-booked group visitors of 15 or more paying visitors booked 7 days in advance. Find out more.
  • Holiday and Annual Passes – admission is only permitted on production of a valid card. Cards are valid for the named person and are not transferable. ID may also be requested.  Free access is for 14 days from the first day of use on a Holiday Pass and 1 Year from first date of use on an Annual Pass for Isle of Man residents.
  • Free admission is available to children under 18 years of age, persons accompanying a disabled visitor, Go Explore Heritage and Go Platinum Reserve Passes for use with trams, trains and bus transport and Members of the Friends of Manx National Heritage and organisations holding an agreement with Manx National Heritage. Entry available to the named member only on presentation of a valid membership card. Restrictions may apply.  For details on our reciprocal arrangements, please consult your membership handbook.


Situated in the East

The Great Laxey Wheel (Queeyl Vooar Laksey) is the largest surviving working wheel of its kind in the world. Designed by the Victorian engineer, Robert Casement, the wheel was built in 1854 to pump water from Glen Mooar part of the ‘Great Laxey Mines’ industrial complex.

The impressive 22m (72.5 feet) diameter structure found immediate popularity and has remained one of the Island’s most dramatic tourist attractions for over 150 years.

Things to do and see

Don’t miss:

  • Seeing the magnificence of the Great Laxey Wheel
  • Stories of the Laxey Miners
  • Panoramic views from the top of the wheel providing stunning photographic opportunities
  • The chance to go in to the old mine adit
  • A walk through the stunning Glen Mooar Valley
  • Compressor House


Address: Wheel Hill, Mines Road, Laxey, IM4 7NL

Phone: +44 1624 861136

What Three Words: fighters.chickens.drilled

Transport: Buses 3, 3A Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway Laxey Stop

Essential Info

Drone Policy: The flying of drones is not permitted at The Great Laxey Wheel.

Dogs welcome: Dogs on a lead are welcome, but not permitted on the wheel or in the mine.

Here are some useful FAQ’s

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