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Manx Museum

Douglas IM1 3LY
+44 1624 648000
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Shame it's only the sort of thing you do when it's a wet day

We had a very wet day and decided to visit the museum. What a pity we haven't done it before... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jakki P
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Interesting museum but no staff on hand to enhance the visiting experience.

Visited this museum Wednesday morning, late September. Poorly sign- posted from Douglas prom and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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

We had a very wet day and decided to visit the museum. What a pity we haven't done it before. It's absolutely fantastic. The art, the exhibits. I highly recommend this. We are an older couple but families would get great benefit. The café is...More

Thank Jakki P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited this museum Wednesday morning, late September. Poorly sign- posted from Douglas prom and shopping streets. Got lost en route, we were walkng from the front. Got there eventually with the help of a friendly local who told us she helps lost people all the...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We thought we would be in and out the museum quickly but far from it. One of the most interesting museums. Great video to start and the layout is informative and very interesting. Nice cafe with a good selection of food. Pleasant staff. Would defintely...More

Thank 249AJD
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is free. It has a little bit of everything of the Island's heritage, including a little on the TT. While we were there, there was Mike Hailwood's Suzuki, with the story of his return to the TT. But there is also stuff about...More

Thank GlyderFawr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly and great place to find out more about the Isle of Man. Free to enter. Food in the cafe nice. Good walk around. Has a car park. Bit of a steep hill to get to if going up from the front by foot. Would...More

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was well worth the effort to get there, the signage could be better if trying to access it from the supermarket car park to avoid walking up a steep hill. Once there it was very interesting with many and varied rooms of exhibits....More

Thank Beagle82
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large museum in an interesting building with lots of galleries to see. I particularly enjoyed the Manx Pictures, Crafts and History, with its amazing collection of archaeological finds, whilst the men didn't seem to get much further than the TT section! I...More

Thank B F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really interesting place to spend a few hours. Something really worthwhile particularly if the weather is bad.

Thank Aidan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most interesting for all the family ,the stall are so helpful .You could send the day there and still not see everything. The cafe is very clean ,but a bit pricey seats about 15 people ,the gift shop sells odds and ends to do with...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we loved it, great history and information about the IOM from Vikings until today! Wonderful Art Nouveau details and the Art Gallery is top notch!

Thank Patrick D
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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
29 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