Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

Serving the Promenades and the Public since 1876
+++   Provisional 2018 Season Dates - 1 May to 29 October  +++


Welcome to the Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway website where you should find everything you want to know about the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, including:
We're helping to promote the tramway to a worldwide audience. Please browse through our website pages - we hope you like what you see.

Manx Museum, Douglas (MNH/iMuseum)


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Joining Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway helps us to demonstrate tangible public support for maintaining the tram service along the Douglas promenades using horse-drawn original tramcars.

Maintaining a working role for heavy horses (in our case Clydesdales and Shires) is also an important element of their equine breed conservation.


Start DateDurationEvent
10 December 2017 Until 23 December 2017 Magical Xmas Experience - IoM Home of Rest for Old Horses 
6 January 2018 1 Day Only Northern Young Farmers Ploughing Match 
10 February 2018 1 Day Only Isle of Man National Ploughing Match 
30 March 2018 Until 2 April 2018 Rush Hour on the Railways 
1 May 2018 Until 29 October 2018 2018 Horse Tram Season 
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Please check with event organisers for full details and to confirm times / dates before making your travel arrangements and setting out.
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Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway is an independent community group established in September 2014 to help promote and support the continued operation of the world's last remaining 19th century original horse-drawn passenger tramway, running along the seafront promenades of Douglas, capital of the Isle of Man, since 1876.

The Tramway forms an intrinsic part of the Island's heritage offering to visitors; it is an icon for both Douglas and the Isle of Man, part of the nation's identity.

Iron Pier, Douglas 1877 (MNH/iMuseum)

Friends' Noticeboard

  • Restored Tramcar No.36 nominated for British 'Tram of the Year' Award Douglas Bay Horse Tramway's Tramcar No.36 has been nominated in the British Trams Online category 'Tram (Traditional) of the Year'. Voting is now open and will close on ...
    Posted 6 Dec 2017, 05:07 by Friends of DBHT
  • Tramway Enjoys 6% Increase in Passenger Journeys Figures released by Isle of Man Transport show that for the 2017 season, the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway enjoyed a 6% increase in passenger journeys over the 2016 season.A ...
    Posted 23 Nov 2017, 09:13 by Friends of DBHT
  • 2018 Season Dates Announced Horse tramway operator Isle of Man Railways has announced the provisional dates for the 2018 Horse Tramway season, which will commence 1 May 2018 and run thru until 29 October ...
    Posted 18 Sep 2017, 04:00 by Friends of DBHT
  • 2017 Heritage Open Days Organised annually by Manx National Heritage, join in and enjoy for free the biggest heritage event on the Isle of Man, taking place this year over the weekends of 29 ...
    Posted 20 Aug 2017, 10:15 by Friends of DBHT
  • 2017 Manx Heritage Transport Festival Timetable The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway timetable for the Manx Heritage Transport Festival period (26th to 30th July inclusive) has been published. Click on the image below to view.On Wednesday ...
    Posted 19 Jul 2017, 15:33 by Friends of DBHT
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