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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

AUTUMN OPENING EXTENDED UNTIL 29 NOVEMBER

From 1 – 29 November the Great Laxey Wheel will be open Thursday to Monday, 11am to 3pm

Please note Laxey Wheel is closed during winter, reopening Spring 2023.

Admission

Adults £12.00 (until 31 December 2022).  £13.00 from 1 January 2023.
Students over 18 with a valid Student Card half price.
Children FREE

All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

Concessions available

Holiday Passes for visitors.

Group discounts available to pre-booked group visitors of 15 or more paying visitors.
Pre-book in advance.

Free entry available to children aged 5 to 18 with a current student card, including tours.

Student entry half price with a current student card, including tours.

Annual Passes for Isle of Man residents.

Go Explore Heritage Passes for use with trams, trains and bus transport.

Free entry available to members of the Friends of Manx National Heritage, National Trust, English Heritage, CADW, Historic Scotland 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, please consult your membership handbook.

Please note: concessions may not apply for special events.

About

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 (Due to restoration work on site there will be no access to the top of the wheel until works to the wheel casing conclude.)
  • The chance to go in to the old mine adit
  • A walk through the stunning Glen Mooar Valley
  • Compressor House

Location

Address: Wheel Hill, Laxey, IM4 7NL
Phone: +44 1624 861136

Essential Info

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