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Manx Museum

Douglas IM1 3LY
+44 1624 648000
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Good overview of island - start here

There is plenty to see on the island and we started here. It gives a broad overview and you come... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John E
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
via mobile
What a surprise

Amazing how this little island could present such an interesting collection of items in a modern... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Peter D
Antwerp, Belgium
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From Viking treasure finds, natural wonders of the world, the famous TT Races and wartime internment – you’ll find something to appeal to everyone at the Manx Museum.The museum has plenty of interactive displays, films and a wide range of exhibits which will help you uncover the Isle of Man’s history and heritage.Make a beeline for the Manx Museum early on in your visit as it’s a great starting point if you are looking to explore the Island’s heritage attractions. The National Art Gallery in the museum contains work from a number of famous artists including Archibald Knox, William Hoggat and John Miller Nicholson and there’s also a national library and well stocked archives for those visitors keen to explore the Island’s history further.There is also tearoom and gift shop located within the museum.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is plenty to see on the island and we started here. It gives a broad overview and you come away with sight seeing ideas and historical perspective PS Good coffee shop

Thank John E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing how this little island could present such an interesting collection of items in a modern and fresh way. Free entry but a donation is always welcome. Highly recommended.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been travelling around the Island for 4 days and this Museum happened to be the last of our visit – once we had sat down to watch the 30 minute presentation on the Story of Mann – we realised it made more sense...More

Thank PeteD60
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good museum and lots to see. It tells you the story of the Island. There is a short presentation that you must watch.

Thank S D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is well laid out and thankfully doesn't rely on too many broken pots, which though historically significant, can be a little tedious if in too great a quantity. Learned some interesting facts about James Stanley, the 7th Earl of Derby who forms a...More

Thank PeterLanky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great museum you could stay in there for hours. Everything well displayed and easy to follow the route through. Well enjoyed visit recommend it.

Thank bux58
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a nice couple of hours going through a well presented museum. The staff and curators need to be congratulated on putting it together. It covered the pre history of the island through the Vikings and onto to the TT bike race that the...More

Thank gordon35au
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent an hour in this fantastic museum. Could have spent much more time but train booked. It is well presented with lots of exhibitions that make you feel part of IOM history, eg a tram, a kitchen, beach etc. Blue metal bridge takes you from...More

Thank Patsypuddlehead
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a Saturday morning. The first few rooms didn't have too much to see - a bit of art and some random rock / sea faring exhibits, the but museum became more interesting as we got deeper into the building. The later...More

Thank MC F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The team in the library here deserve a special mention. A well organised unit that offers support if you are tracing your Manx ancestors. They have census records, a large digital collection of local papers, parish records, birth and death records. In one visit with...More

Thank Wandering_starr208
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3 June 2017|
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Response from venus2012 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - depending on your preferences (it's an art gallery/museum) but I spent about 4 hours there, split into two visits. My interests covered both art and celtic/viking ancient history and geology. . I paid a second visit as... More
Elizabeth C
28 July 2015|
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Response from K H | Reviewed this property |
I think there is a bug in tripadvisor, this is the 2nd time in a month that I have been notified that there is a question and it is for the wrong location. I don't think it is user error, I think there is a bug. But it... More
Gill P
28 March 2015|
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Response from ManxNationalHeritage | Property representative |
Hi Gill Visitors to the Isle of Man can buy the ‘Holiday’ pass for £20 for adults and £10 for children from Manx National Heritage outlets, which gives unlimited entry to all MNH attractions for up to 14 days while the... More