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Manx Aviation and Military Museum

Ronaldsway Airport, Ballasalla IM9 2AS
+44 1624 829294
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Interesting visual history of the Isle of Man and the wars

Greeted by very knowledgeable chap who was very polite and helpful regarding the exhibits and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul C
Thought provoking

The World War 1 exhibition is impressive, well laid out and very informative and thought... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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This independent museum features the aviation heritage of the Isle of Man and tells the stories of the Island and its people in wartime. The museum, a registered charity, tells TWO exciting stories - the aviation and military heritage of the Isle of Man and the history of the Manx Regiment - the most successful light anti-aircraft regiment in the British Army.
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Ronaldsway Airport, Ballasalla IM9 2AS
+44 1624 829294
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greeted by very knowledgeable chap who was very polite and helpful regarding the exhibits and the historical facts in general. As it was quiet and rainy, he came round with me and my son, giving snippets of info and more details along the way. The...More

Thank Paul C
Digr, other at Manx Aviation and Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, which is our 100th and much appreciated. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your 4th visit and I shall pass your kind comments on to the volunteer who showed you round.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The World War 1 exhibition is impressive, well laid out and very informative and thought provoking. Well done to the designer and hard working volunteers of the Museum.

Thank twoatemv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited in December and was pleasantly surprised by the number of exhibits in the museum - it's much bigger than it looks from the road. Well worth a visit if you're interested in the history of the Manx aviation sector, or how the Island...More

Thank dankarran
Reviewed 12 January 2018

The new collection of WW1 is absolutely fascinating it as taken 5yrs to put together and what a job the curator Ivor Ramsden as done. The setting out and detail of the stories of the Manx personal who took part in the war. Out of...More

Thank terence j
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We love this place and were made to feel so welcome. A hidden gem packed with military artefacts and fascinating information about the island/islanders role during the war. Well worth a visit and donation.

Thank Judy K
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Stooped by all to briefly while visiting the island only allowed 30 minutes as it looks tiny and we where on our way to meet some friends. How wrong we where Ivor does a fantastic job taking the time to explain any queries you have...More

1  Thank Paullrnut
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We spent a good couple of hours in this place. It's free, but please donate to help them grow and carry on their work. Lots of military artefacts, all with interesting stories. The stories are wide ranging and told in an interesting and engaging way.

Thank GlyderFawr
Reviewed 10 October 2017

An excellent museum covering different aspects of aviation history. The military was represented as well with several interesting exhibits. Free admittance only asking for donations. Well worth a visit for any aviation enthusiast.

Thank johnjoan47
Reviewed 9 October 2017

It was a wonderful couple of hours exploring the Museum. Think Ivor must spend every waking hour there. Every exhibition told a story and Ivor not only told the story but he is one of the few undertaking much of the continuous restoration. Well worth...More

Thank Marion B
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Visited the museum which is small but packed full of history and is free but survives on donations so yes it's worth a visit

Thank motorman22
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Peter S
13 November 2016|
Response from Digr | Property representative |
Thanks for your enquiry. The "Spitfire" now belongs to Isle of Man Bus & Rail and has had a none-too-accurate repaint to resemble MK II Spitfire P7966 which was a Manx presentation aircraft flown by Douglas Bader. We are now... More
10 September 2015|
Response from Kennypo20 | Reviewed this property |
On our visits to the iom aviation museum we have always found the staff to be very cordial and willing to show and explain the various exhibits there.they do a first class job.