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Manx Museum

Douglas IM1 3LY
+44 1624 648000
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A place to visit with children and adults

The Manx museum has a film to watch to give the background of the island The exhibits a regularly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Helen K
Ramsey, null, Isle Of Man

Very nice place went there last year still a good place to go if you like your history and there is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul P
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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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Douglas IM1 3LY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Manx museum has a film to watch to give the background of the island The exhibits a regularly changed My grandchildren now age 11and12still want to visit each year when they visit the island the great Whale is a must and the brass rubbing...More

Thank Helen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place went there last year still a good place to go if you like your history and there is a small picture house you can watch to learn more about the island

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely museum very good for a day out especially if the weather is not very good. the cafe at the end served a very nice lunch

Thank hevian54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting museum. Worth a visit. The only slight downside is that the cafe has few tables and is quite popular. Otherwise lots to see, clean loos, helpful and informative staff and you might need to go back again to ensure you get to see...More

Thank SteveDDD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Contains the Art Gallery as well as many artifacts from pre history to the modern Man. Friendly and accessible with a lot of 'hands on' activities.

Thank PeterFryer1952
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You could spend a long time here. Lovely short film available. The exhibitions are excellent. Care and attention to all aspects of the IOM's history. So pleased to have visited many of the places represented in the museum. Well done - highly recommend a visit.

Thank JanBarnes2014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the museum on the morning of our last day in Douglas and we had to catch the ferry at 3pm. Wish we had gone earlier as the museum was very interesting in relation to the history of the Isle of Man. We could...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 17 October 2017

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 16 October 2017

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 15 October 2017

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
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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