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The Manx Transport Heritage Museum

What is it about Peel and these small-but-perfectly-formed museums?

Located in the old Brickworks Office, not far from where Peel's famous kippers are still smoked, the Manx Transport Heritage museum is a real treasure. Housed in a building so small that it was once marked for demolition in order to provide two whole car-parking spaces (probably a lot more if you were parking Peel P50s, but we're getting a bit ahead of ourselves...) .

Opened to the public in 2002, the museum is filled to the brim with all manner of exhibits and displays relating to the history of transport on the Isle of Man in general and Peel in particular. You’ll find models, exhibits, photographs and unique artefacts which catalogue the varying, and sometimes obscure, modes of transport adopted on the Island over the decades.

The museum's star exhibit, though, has to be the surprisingly famous Peel P50, the smallest production car ever made - right here on the Island. Only 50 were ever produced, between 1962 and 1965, and only 27 are known to still exist. Staggeringly, one was sold by Sotheby's in 2016 for a whopping $176,000.

A Western gem, this is another of our favourite places. We'd suggest combining it with a visit to Moore's Kipper Yard and following them both with an ice cream on the Prom. Ideally on a Sunday in the rain, the traditional Manx way.

Photo by Andrew Bone from Weymouth, England - Peel P50 at Manx Transport Museum, Peel, Isle of Man, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39080319

Access

The museum is not suitable for wheelchair access, with a step at the entrance and, due to the small size of the museum, the inner walkways are narrow.

There is ample parking close by and there are plenty of public toilets around the town.
 

Contact Details

Manx Transportation Museum
Brickworks Office
Mill Road
Peel
Isle of Man

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Opening Hours
Day of the Week Opening Hours
Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday 1pm to 5pm
Sunday 1pm to 5pm

Opening hours from Easter to September. Museum is also open 1pm-5pm on non-race days during TT & MGP. Entrance is free.