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The National Folk Museum at Cregneash

Cregneash Road, Cregneash IM9 5PX
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Interesting place to visit

Cregneash was such an interesting place, the people working there were very informative & friendly... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kelly D
Wallasey, England, United Kingdom
Manx history

Visited Cregneash to see how life was for the crofters on the island. Very interesting and plenty... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jocelyn R
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Set in beautiful countryside in the south of the Isle of Man you’ll find a number of thatched Manx cottages at Cregneash which are open for you to explore and enjoy.Visit Harry Kelly’s cottage where there’ll be Bonnag cooking on the fire, speak to the village’s joiner and blacksmith, explore Church Farm or take time out to enjoy a service at St Peter’s Church. You’ll often see the fields being worked with horse-drawn equipment, craftsmen thatching the roofs, spinning, weaving and wood turning and have a chance to learn about the growing and preparation of Manx food.In the fields surrounding Cregneash you’ll spot plough horses, shorthorn cows and Manx Loaghtan sheep, whilst Manx cats (famous for having no tails!)can also be seen in the village.A picture postcard village, with beautiful walks available in the surrounding countryside including to the Sound, Meayll Circle (a megalithic chambered tomb) and to the rock formations at the Chasms.
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Cregneash Road, Cregneash IM9 5PX
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cregneash was such an interesting place, the people working there were very informative & friendly. I loved the whole living museum experience especially the manx cats wandering around. Would have liked to check out the tea room however there is only 1 bus an hour...More

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited Cregneash to see how life was for the crofters on the island. Very interesting and plenty to see. Great cup of tea with homemade gingerbread at the cafe. Still needs a little work done and I think a pig and some chickens would be...More

Thank Jocelyn R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a couple of hours at Cregneash and really enjoyed the people dressed age appropriate talking to you and giving the history of each place in the village - thoroughly enjoyable and very informative - the houses were kept exactly as they were including...More

Thank Jane1foster
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited one sunny morning as a family. This is the last surviving crofting village on the island showing what the lifestyle was like in the past. The person who made it for me was the lady who greeted us in Harry's cottage. The cottage...More

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is picturesque and pleasant to stroll around but not really worth paying a fee to see not very much. Lovely location, though. A drive through the village and a walk around The Chasms is more rewarding, then back to the tea room for a...More

Thank CrumpySeaford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice drive up to Craigneash and a large car park there. Free to visit for national Trust or manx heritage members as well. Staff are very friendly here and informative. The house burning turf is very smoky but authentic. Lots of sheep here to...More

Thank adam_nwuk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been a regular visitor to the tea rooms over the years , was run by a lovely Yorkshire lass who made the most wonderful cakes and the waitress was a lovely smiley blonde lady , however they seem to gone and replaced by...More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A collection of buildings containing artifacts from the early 1900's. Positives here are the buildings themselves and the real people telling the stories. As well as the ticket office there were narrators in Harry cottage and in one of the other cottages who was into...More

Thank Brett L
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Don't be put off by the remote and at times bleak setting of this museum. It's well worth a visit and appeals to people of all ages. The staff clearly know a lot about their area of history and it's really beneficial to see aspects...More

Thank magicmegtraveller
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We had a glorious day wandering around the village in the sunshine. All the staff were knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. Restaurant is a bit expensive. I was disappointed the computers with the Manx language on were not working. A great place to spot...More

Thank David D
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Sinnejo E
13 March 2017|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
There are many buildings in the Cregneash Folk Museum, including Harry Kelly's Cottage.