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Manx Museum

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Address: Douglas IM1 3LY
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+44 1624 648000
22:00 - 00:00
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Sun 00:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 22:00 - 00:00

From Viking treasure finds, natural wonders of the world, the famous TT...

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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A very good and interesting display throughout the whole museum. Lots to see and hear with something for everyone.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Douglas, Isle of Man
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Douglas, Isle of Man
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A very good and interesting display throughout the whole museum. Lots to see and hear with something for everyone.

Thank GrahamGiom
Louth, Lincolnshire, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Has inevitably happens on a holiday in the UK, it rained, but I am glad it did, because we went to the Manx museum, what a great place to visit, full of lots of interesting & unusual things. I really enjoyed my visit, there is something for everyone, I particularly liked the old seaside displays, a lovely reminder of past... More 

Thank Amanda H
Mentmore, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good collection of local history, ranging from folk right through to the TT! Very educational and interactive to. Good for like ages.

Thank thetowers2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I decided to get away for the new year and was staying close by to the Manx Museum. The staff were extremely helpful and directed us where we were to begin and continue to explore. I couldn't believe that this is a free exhibition! There is so much to see and do and being very much in... More 

Thank Juliette B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time in the Isle of man. Stumbled upon the museum while having a walk around Douglas. This place offers so much fun for all ages. You can interact with the majority of all exhibits. A must and is free so even better.

Thank Joseph U
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of exhibits which were most engaging. Plenty of interactive stuff to do and a great gift shop. This was my 2nd visit and there were new displays to see since my last visit.

Thank RFdemon
Lancashire England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Superb. Well worth the short uphill walk. Spotlessly clean, informative, great friendly staff. Lovely museum and worth a couple of hours of your time; you won't regret it.

Thank Canvas-King
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

My friend who has 2 young children took me there for a visit. We had a very nice time. The kids also had a fun informative trip. The best thing is that its free however the parking is not big and can get quite busy!

Thank Nabiihah
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

A great place to visit, it's got lots to see for all ages. You will need a few hours to get around it properly. You don't get much for nothing these days and this would be worth paying to visit but it's free.

Thank Sean C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

A good rainy day activity - a large and pretty comprehensive overview of the history of the island which generally held the attention. It's smart and well-presented and worth a visit.

Thank BrushM

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