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Manx Museum

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Address: Douglas IM1 3LY
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+44 1624 648000
10:00 - 17:00
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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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Great Free Attraction

A very good free attraction. Suitable for all ages - It is probably the best thing to do in Douglas. . Good range of displays. I particularly like the folk lore section - but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very good free attraction. Suitable for all ages - It is probably the best thing to do in Douglas. . Good range of displays. I particularly like the folk lore section - but there are many more interests.

Thank pejay2016
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful range of exhibits about the Isle of Man. Very modern approach with plenty of video and as appealing to children as to adults. A tribute to the islands rich history and the present day. And it's free entry!

Thank TimJ324
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best things to do in Douglas, something for everyone of every age. Accessible for all :) I make a return visit every year with my family as I have done for many years now.

Thank Hannah H
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only a flying visit but the Museum punches above its weight. The library os v helpful and its art collection is a resl surprise

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Port Douglas, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Takes you on a trip through the history of the Isle of Man. My friend who is not not big on museums thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Flintshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Having visited the Isle of Man out of season, most of the visitor attractions were unfortunately shut. However the museum was one of the few attractions which were still open, and brilliantly it was free admission. The collection is superb showing a wide range of topics, from the local wildlife to the traditional Manx way of life all the way... More 

Thank 94thMinute
Douglas, Isle of Man
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

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

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Louth, Lincolnshire, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 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 1 January 2017

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 31 December 2016 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 

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