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This independent museum features the aviation heritage of the Isle of Man and tells the stories of the Island and its people in wartime. The museum, a registered charity, tells TWO exciting stories - the aviation and military heritage of the Isle of...more
All reviews well worth a visit ronaldsway airport second world war isle of man extensive collection personal stories interesting exhibits little gem military museum men and women run by volunteers small donation memorial garden well thought out brilliant place free admission cup of tea
Took my class of 9-11year olds to see the WW1 exhibition as part of our topic this term.
This generation maybe 'techno kids' but they absolutely loved it. They were captivated by all the fascinating artefacts and the stories of individuals that made it so...More
I accompanied a school trip to this museum recently and was surprised by the amount of fascinating information it holds. I could have spent days there reading everything. And Ivor was so knowledgeable and friendly. A real gem!
We were fortunate enough to have been a part of a guided tour of this wonderful little museum. At the end of the tour however, we were motivated enough to go back and re visit most of what we had previously been shown in more...More
We had a fabulous tour of the Manx Aviation and Military Museum at Ronaldsway, we were very impressed with the size of it, it is very deceiving. Ivor Ramsden is an excellent tour guide and is passionate and very very knowledgeable about the first and...More
Digr, Museum Director at Manx Aviation and Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
Many thanks for giving us our 150th review. Your kind comments are much appreciated and I hope we will see you again.
When you see this museum from the road, it looks quite small, how wrong can one be ! It really is interesting and it would be easy to spend many hours looking around. We visited on a couple of occasions and will definitely be returning...More
We spent a productive and informative 90 minutes here. Material was well presented and extensive. Some of the narratives made me feel quite emotional. Volunteer on reception was friendly and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend a visit,
Me and my husband and 15 year old grandaughter visited on our holiday to the island. We could only get there near the end of the museum being open. We could have stayed longer but they were closing. If we go back to the island...More
We’ve been to the island several times but never been here before. It is great! Fascinating detail about islanders’ involvement in the two world wars. My husband enjoyed seeing the artefacts, the weapons and equipment. I absolutely loved the biographical details and social history.
Thanks for your enquiry. The "Spitfire" now belongs to Isle of Man Bus & Rail and has had a none-too-accurate repaint to resemble MK II Spitfire P7966 which was a Manx presentation aircraft flown by Douglas Bader. We are now... More
Thanks for your enquiry. The "Spitfire" now belongs to Isle of Man Bus & Rail and has had a none-too-accurate repaint to resemble MK II Spitfire P7966 which was a Manx presentation aircraft flown by Douglas Bader. We are now doubtful about the history of the thing because it doesn't resemble the replicas built for "Piece of Cake". If you do a Google image search on " Spitfire Snaefell " you will see several photos of it when it was placed near the summit of Snaefell during the summer. Please contact us via the contact page on the museum's website if you require further information.