Douglas Bay Horse Tramway Volunteers are the part-time volunteers engaged by Isle of Man Transport to help in the operation of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, the oldest remaining horse-drawn passenger tramway in the World having opened in 1876.  The Tramway continues to run the full length of the busy seafront promenades of Douglas, capital of the Isle of Man, with a fleet of its original tramcars dating from 1883 through to 1913.

During the operating season (late March to early November), volunteer guides lead tours of the Tramway Stables at the bottom of Summer Hill which date from 1877, offering a unique opportunity to go ‘behind the scenes’ of the World’s last remaining original Victorian horse-drawn tramway.


The volunteers also assist at special events and help prepare tramcars for service. The guided tours allow the public to meet, feed and find out about the Tramway's large team of Clydesdale and Shire ‘Trammers’ (heavy draught horses) and the work of the stables staff in caring for them.

During the winter season when the Tramway is closed, volunteers are involved in the restoration and refurbishment of the vintage horse-drawn tramcars at the Derby Castle MER Maintenance Depot.