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Manx Museum

Douglas IM1 3LY
+44 1624 648000
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This always was a good museum, but it keeps getting better. Interesting up to date displays... read more

Reviewed today
DrMalc
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Fleetwood, UK
I can’t believe it was free!

I loved visiting the Manx Museum: an extensive collection of artefacts, exhibits, costumes and life... read more

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debdancing
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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From Viking treasure finds, natural wonders of the world, the famous TT Races and wartime internment – you’ll find something to appeal to everyone at the Manx Museum.The museum has plenty of interactive displays, films and a wide range of exhibits which will help you uncover the Isle of Man’s history and heritage.Make a beeline for the Manx Museum early on in your visit as it’s a great starting point if you are looking to explore the Island’s heritage attractions. The National Art Gallery in the museum contains work from a number of famous artists including Archibald Knox, William Hoggat and John Miller Nicholson and there’s also a national library and well stocked archives for those visitors keen to explore the Island’s history further.There is also tearoom and gift shop located within the museum.
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“rainy day” (51 reviews)
“natural history” (20 reviews)
“free entry” (35 reviews)
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Reviewed today

This always was a good museum, but it keeps getting better. Interesting up to date displays, special exhibitions, friendly staff and a nice tearoom. Just what a good museum should be. A credit to all who run it, and entrance is free ( so do...More

Thank DrMalc
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Reviewed yesterday

I loved visiting the Manx Museum: an extensive collection of artefacts, exhibits, costumes and life sized models, all contained within separate sections and detailing the timeline from prehistoric times to the present. There was plenty of information, supported by excellent visual displays. I learnt so...More

Thank debdancing
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent several hours enjoying the first class displays at this museum.Housed in a wonderful 1920s building the displays are all well thought out and provide a comprehensive picture of island life and history. The tea room and shop were both excellent and the staff...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family love this museum. It’s free! There’s interactive things for the kids,often they have different search and find activities etc for the kids. It’s our go to place on a rainy day. I learn something new each time I go

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A short 20 min film about the early settlers to the island followed by about 15 rooms covering different themes from art to natural history, occupations , wartime and of course The TT. Well worth a visit . There is a cafe and gift shop...More

Thank bantickr
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here today as we heard it was free and thought why not. It was quite interesting and would recommend it to visitors. They had a nice coffee shop there too with delightful scones and a small selection of light bites. They also had...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow lovely place and some amazing vehicles. Well worth going and lots to see and read about. Glad I have been

Thank remal963
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a great place to visit to see the history and learn some interesting facts and hear stories about what's gone on in the past. It is a great place to view the culture and history of the IoM for yourself.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This venue is at the rear of Sports Direct and up the hill - we showed out TT pin badges for admission. Our visit lasted a couple of hours and we saw all aspects of Manx history. There were films to watch and interactive displays...More

Thank GarySkuse
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

please enjoyed our visit to the manx museum, a great place to visit, although a part was closed due to some work being done. easy to get to and free with E H or N T cards

Thank Doug M
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sightseercumrambler
4 June 2017|
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Response from venus2012 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - depending on your preferences (it's an art gallery/museum) but I spent about 4 hours there, split into two visits. My interests covered both art and celtic/viking ancient history and geology. . I paid a second visit as... More
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Elizabeth C
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I think there is a bug in tripadvisor, this is the 2nd time in a month that I have been notified that there is a question and it is for the wrong location. I don't think it is user error, I think there is a bug. But it... More
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Gill P
28 March 2015|
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Response from ManxNationalHeritage | Property representative |
Hi Gill Visitors to the Isle of Man can buy the ‘Holiday’ pass for £20 for adults and £10 for children from Manx National Heritage outlets, which gives unlimited entry to all MNH attractions for up to 14 days while the... More
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