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“Interesting place to visit”

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 19 August 2017

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 so we didn't have time.

Thank Kelly D
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 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 a nice addition. I like that people still live in the village, keeps it going.

Thank Jocelyn R
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 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 the furniture / accessories and clothing

Thank Jane1foster
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 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 was kept as it was when Harry's family lived there and was really lovely. The lady spoke with such enthusiasm about what life was like in those days and we all left having a real impression of island life and it's struggles but also how rich it was in tradition too. It was a real pleasure to visit.

Thank Patricia C
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

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 cuppa.

Thank CrumpySeaford
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