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“Atmospheric buildings and location”

The National Folk Museum at Cregneash
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Cregneash
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 23 July 2017 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 knitting.
Other unmanned area such as the blacksmiths and farm needed interpretation boards. A charming and atmospheric place. Good value as part of a £20 holiday pass.

Thank Brett L
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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 of social history first-hand. Don't forget to say hi to Bonnie the manx cat!

Thank magicmegtraveller
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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 Manx cats. Lovely shop too.

Thank David D
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

We visited Cregneash as our first stop upon arrival to the Isle of Man. A perfect introduction to Manx history and culture. Several of the thatched cottages were open to pop into and listen to a bit of a narrative of how the islanders lived. Since there was a chill in the air, even for the month of June, we were able to catch a whiff of the smell of peat burning in one of the homes. Plenty of the unique breed of sheep grazed nearby and we saw our first Manx (tail-less) cat! Another cottage featured a woman weaving her own yarn from the wool of the sheep. The local parish church was also open for reflection. We enjoyed tea and bonnag (Manx bread) in the village tea room (also a lovely place to stop!)

Thank Tamra316
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Worth a visit to see the old thatched cottages and artifacts of a past age. Learn how the islanders used to live.

Thank Paul B
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