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Manx Aviation and Military Museum

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Another excellent visit !!

Took my class of 9-11year olds to see the WW1 exhibition as part of our topic this term. This... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Douglas, United Kingdom
Fantastic museum

I accompanied a school trip to this museum recently and was surprised by the amount of fascinating... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peel, 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...more
Ronaldsway Airport, Ballasalla IM9 2AT
+44 1624 829294
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All reviews well worth a visit ronaldsway airport second world war isle of man extensive collection personal stories interesting exhibits little gem military museum men and women run by volunteers small donation memorial garden well thought out brilliant place free admission cup of tea
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Took my class of 9-11year olds to see the WW1 exhibition as part of our topic this term. This generation maybe 'techno kids' but they absolutely loved it. They were captivated by all the fascinating artefacts and the stories of individuals that made it so...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I accompanied a school trip to this museum recently and was surprised by the amount of fascinating information it holds. I could have spent days there reading everything. And Ivor was so knowledgeable and friendly. A real gem!

1  Thank Phartweasels
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate enough to have been a part of a guided tour of this wonderful little museum. At the end of the tour however, we were motivated enough to go back and re visit most of what we had previously been shown in more...More

Thank Passport76551
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fabulous tour of the Manx Aviation and Military Museum at Ronaldsway, we were very impressed with the size of it, it is very deceiving. Ivor Ramsden is an excellent tour guide and is passionate and very very knowledgeable about the first and...More

Thank theweirs2018
Digr, Museum Director at Manx Aviation and Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for giving us our 150th review. Your kind comments are much appreciated and I hope we will see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really friendly people running the place with some really interesting exhibits. Decent parking and a cracking view of the runway

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you see this museum from the road, it looks quite small, how wrong can one be ! It really is interesting and it would be easy to spend many hours looking around. We visited on a couple of occasions and will definitely be returning...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic place to visit, finding out information about the RAF at Jurby, during the second world war where my Grandad was posted.

Thank eddgar
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We spent a productive and informative 90 minutes here. Material was well presented and extensive. Some of the narratives made me feel quite emotional. Volunteer on reception was friendly and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend a visit,

Thank anniemC7655JV
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Me and my husband and 15 year old grandaughter visited on our holiday to the island. We could only get there near the end of the museum being open. We could have stayed longer but they were closing. If we go back to the island...More

Thank KarenA2138
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to the island several times but never been here before. It is great! Fascinating detail about islanders’ involvement in the two world wars. My husband enjoyed seeing the artefacts, the weapons and equipment. I absolutely loved the biographical details and social history. There’s...More

Thank LadyChatterbox
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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.