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Manx Museum

Douglas IM1 3LY
+44 1624 648000
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Free admission

Visited whilst on a business trip to the Isle of Man. Weather was especially bad but a hap in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Durham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good Museum

Lots of bite size exhibits and displays to keep everyone interested from social history to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Seaford, United Kingdom
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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 yesterday via mobile

Visited whilst on a business trip to the Isle of Man. Weather was especially bad but a hap in the storm allowed us to visit the Manx Museum which was only a short walk from the sea front. Free admission and a wide ranging display....More

Thank seekeroffortune2013
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of bite size exhibits and displays to keep everyone interested from social history to motorbikes. Clue hunt for children to get their attention. Definitely good for a rainy day. Nice coffee shop as well.

Thank CrumpySeaford
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as a family and it was interesting for the adults and less so for the kids. The displays really more on reading than visuals which makes it less accessible to children. However if you are on the island it would be something to...More

Thank Alison20476
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is a good place to go to discover the history of the Island 🌴 we spent a good 2hrs looking around and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Julesam_13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely historic review at this museum. I recommend seeing the film offered. The museum is nicely laid out in an efficient tour so you see everything. Recommend to stop here while visiting the Isle of Man.

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a FANTASTIC place to visit..full of interest...history and A cafe up stairs for tea and cake or food ..brill

Thank Jillian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit if you would like to know the history of this wonderful island. From ancient times right up to the present day. It's free to enter and well worth spending a day embracing the IOM culture.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped into the museum and was very surprised with the sheer amount of exhibits. From the geological beginnings of the island, through the people's that have lived and invaded, parliament to lifestyle. It was truly imformative. It is free admission. I would definitely recommend a...More

Thank Feebs26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visted here just so I could visit the Mick Grant exhibition as he was my hero as a child. It was great to see his bikes, leathers and other memorabilia and brought back lots of good memories. Didn't really look round the rest as got...More

Thank socks43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Introductory film gives you a great overview of the Island's history. Comprehensive coverage. Give yourself plenty of time. The archives are not open on Monday or Tuesday. So ancestry hunting is best done later in the week.

Thank Melvyn T
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4 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