Laxey Woollen Mills
Don’t miss the chance to visit the Isle of Man’s last remaining working woollen mill – the home to the traditional Manx tartan.
Situated on the north east coast, Laxey Woollen Mills has hundreds of years experience in the textile industry.
Established in 1881 by a Lancashire silk weaver the mill still exists as a working operation and weaving is continued using the traditional methods involving Loaghtan wool.
During your visit to the Laxey Woollen Mills you’ll be able to see weavers creating the Laxey Manx tartan which incorporates the colours of the Island - including purple to represent heather, blue for the skies, yellow for the Manx gorse, the green of the hills and the white of the clouds.
You’ll also be able to purchase a range of handcrafted items. The managing director of Laxey Woollen Mills is the only commercial pattern weaver on the Isle of Man and specialises in producing rugs and scarves in a vast array of designs and qualities. Other items for sale include clothing, blankets, tableware, toys and wedding accessories.
Opening Times and Admission
Laxey Woollen Mills is open all year from Monday to Saturday between 10am and 5pm.
Admission is free.
Ample car parking is available and there is limited disabled access.
Location and Contact
Laxey Woollen Mills, Glen Road, Laxey, IM4 7AN.
For more information telephone 01624 861395 or visit www.laxeywoollenmills.com.