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The National Folk Museum at Cregneash

Cregneash Road, Cregneash IM9 5PX
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Fantastic visit

We spent three hours at this attraction and enjoyed every minute. I strongly recommend buying the... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
May J
Reality from the past

All the better for not having been messed about too much. All buildings are original, each with a... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
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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 30 June 2017

We spent three hours at this attraction and enjoyed every minute. I strongly recommend buying the guide book for £3 as it clearly shows you everything there is to do and see, and we did it all. Anyone nipping in for a few minutes is...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

All the better for not having been messed about too much. All buildings are original, each with a story to tell, ably related by friendly, knowledgeable staff. Seem to be a number of Manx cats around too. Long way to walk from Port St Mary,...More

Thank Traveller1999
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We clearly went on a bad day as it seems little was going on. One display was all we found and that was all. Glad we went as and saw the cottages but after 30 minutes we had had enough. We visited better attractions on...More

Thank zen15006
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Friendly informative staff. good informational displays, quality gift shop and lovely cakes. Setting superb

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Peaceful restful place, showed good flavour of days bygone. A Manx cat, with attitude, was wandering around, glancing over his/her shoulder now and again like a supermodel posing for a picture. Wonderful. Disappointment was cafe waitress who didn't seem pleased to be disturbed and also...More

Thank zmartie2015
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I really enjoyed looking round the thatched cottages, seeing the Manx Loghtan sheep, and finding out about what life was like for the people who lived in the village. It was a lovely day when we visited, and there were good views across the Sound...More

Thank Valerie C
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We visited here 12 years ago, in fact our first attempt was thwarted by a film crew using the car park so managed to park the following day. It would be helpful if days filming was taking place could be listed in advance! We enjoyed...More

Thank dragonara2
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

More to this village than meets the eye. Take the time to walk around the village and talk to the staff that take care of the houses in the village. The staff are very friendly and only to happy to share their knowledge of the...More

Thank NZ_Rick_n_Kay
Reviewed 25 May 2017

A friend bought us here unexpectedly and we enjoyed looking at all the old preserved buildings. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We visited here over 20 years ago. It has been extended and plenty to see for couple of hours. The staff are very friendly and keen to share stories and info. The cafe altho small had homemade cakes and was excellent. We didn't realise it...More

Thank clare k
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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.