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The National Folk Museum at Cregneash

Cregneash Road, Cregneash IM9 5PX
+44 1624 835288
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The staff here are very knowledgeable and passionate about the site and its history. It was great... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
MrsKJoB
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Relaxing way to spend some time!

Four of us went here at the beginning of the week. We parked up on the road as there was a space... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
John S
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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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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“the cottages” (22 reviews)
“living museum” (8 reviews)
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Cregneash Road, Cregneash IM9 5PX
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+44 1624 835288
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

The staff here are very knowledgeable and passionate about the site and its history. It was great to hear stories of how ancestors lived and how they struggled through the winter months. Breathtaking views to take in also and we were chuffed to see a...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Four of us went here at the beginning of the week. We parked up on the road as there was a space, but it can get really busy and then you need to use the 'official' car park which isn't far away. The cafe and...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

The relaxed and friendly atmosphere at the museum was easily the highlight of our trip. Despite the freezing weather and fog, the welcome was warm by both staff and gorgeous Manx cats. Every member of staff was helpfully knowledgeable and explained fascinating aspects of rural...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Had to visit the ww1 exhibition again too much to see in one visit seeing all those names of the Manx killed all 1163 out of over 8000 volunteers is heart breaking well done Ivor Ramsden for putting it all together

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

What a wonderful little gem this village is! Step back in time and see how the people used to live. Very helpful staff and a very open attitude to visitors. Nice shop and cafe for a break before wandering around this delightful historic view into...More

Thank Bethany P
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

There is lots of exclusive learning and visual here chaps but that's as much as I can say , ask to see the manx- cats and you will know what I'm talking about,, never seen them before any where in the world but the isle...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Cregneash is MAGICAL. If you are only going to one place on the island, make it here. There's something special about Cregneash. It's ridiculously cheap at £6 for adults and £3 for children. For this, you get personal presentations in Harry Kelly's cottage and the...More

Thank vintagecentral
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

My sister and I visited this, with her young grandson, and had a really good time. All the staff/volunteeers that we met were so pleasant, and patient with a young boy. The buildings are fascinating, and it made it so interesting that the volunteers were...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Very interesting place. Introductory video, then wander around as you wish. Some of the properties have minders who are very interesting to chat to and share their knowledge with you.

Thank Helen W
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Buy a £20 Heritage pass and save yourself money. To see each heritage attraction on the Island is between £6 - £10. It takes between half an hour and two hours to see each attraction, you'll soon get to see them all. Like all the...More

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Sinnejo E
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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.
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