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Grove Museum of Victorian Life

Andreas Road, Ramsey IM8 3UA
+44 1624 812686
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A view of a bygone age

Visiting this house is like stepping back in time to Victorian times. It is amazing that the last... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bracknell, United Kingdom
via mobile
Small but interesting. Cafe not so good.

Interesting visit to a house whose inhabitants we had never heard of. The staff brought it to life... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The Grove Museum of Victorian Life was developed in the mid 19th century by the Liverpool shipping merchant Duncan Gibb as a summer retreat for himself and his family.Later, the Victorian villa became the family's permanent residence and family home and a visit to the Grove is like stepping back in time.You'll find a series of period rooms, containing mostly original furnishings and fittings, a costume room, and displays of the possessions of three generations.There's also the opportunity to view the outbuildings, which would have served the substantial adjoining farmland, with agricultural equipment including a restored horse-powered threshing mill on display.Step out into the gardens and you'll be able to see the bees making honey or have a game of croquet on the lawn. Sit and relax in the Conservatory or enjoy a picnic in the Grove's gardens. There is also a museum shop on site.
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Andreas Road, Ramsey IM8 3UA
+44 1624 812686
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visiting this house is like stepping back in time to Victorian times. It is amazing that the last owners lived in the house until as recently as 40 years ago. Plenty to see and wonder about. Helpful staff available to explain details, although they were...More

Thank Tenor54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting visit to a house whose inhabitants we had never heard of. The staff brought it to life however when describing the family history. Architecturally it is a bit of a jumble as it was added to over the years but this adds to its...More

Thank Traveller1999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit , great staff who give you the history of the people and families that lived there and bring it back to life ,unlike NT houses which just tell you about the objects you see .

Thank Q4490KYdave
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well done.good place to visit . Very informative staff and multi tasking in the T room with lovely scones and lemon cake aswell as Manx Bonnag complimented with a good pot of Tea.Thoroughly well looked after and the staff First Class.

Thank moonlightin
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Well worth a visit, left as if it was yesterday in Victorian times, very detail of life shown. A simple but delightful tea house to the side.

Thank room4improvement
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We had visited several years ago but enjoyed our revisit , the house is well kept with knowledgeable guides, adequate parking and well kept gardens. To see the bee exhibits was something different.

Thank dragonara2
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Very interesting museum. Helpful lady at entry and also very knowledgable guides in the house. The story of the house is very interesting and well told. Didn't visit the tea room but was assured the scones are very good.

Thank Billontour
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Excellent museum. It is a house which you can wander round at your own pace. It feels as if you have walked in as the owner has just stepped out.

Thank sharonY3941FR
Reviewed 6 April 2017

firstly a big thank you to Paul who was very pleasant and helpful . the Victorian tells the tale of a Liverpool shipping merchant who came to live in the isle of man with his family it is a very interest museum and story ,...More

Thank mrmbest
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Very interesting if you like historical things. Actors were good, rooms can be a bit of a tight squeeze if there's a few in the group but would definitely recommend it.

Thank womanvisitingfamily
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