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Manx Museum

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Address: Douglas IM1 3LY
Phone Number: 01624 648000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
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From Viking treasure finds, natural wonders of the world, the famous TT...

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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Manx museum

Really good for a rainy day 😊 worth a visit very good experience lots of history and good day out for all the family 👪

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good for a rainy day 😊 worth a visit very good experience lots of history and good day out for all the family 👪

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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A well laid out and informative museum. Friendly and helpful staff. A very enjoyable experience. I would recommend locals and visitors alike.

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Thank irishdylan
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a visit recently, and this Museum still amazes me with the diversity of its exhibits.....wonderful place on a rainy day and a great Cafe/Bistro inside as well..................even a running Cinema of times gone by..........Lovely Place for all the family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit, free entry and full of fantastic information & genuine artefacts! great if the weather isn't too good as its indoors.

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Thank MiffysAdvenutres
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Lots of resources to look through.

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Thank Donnacy28
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Visited Douglas overnight with my grandson for our annual Christmas birthday present - underestimated how seasonal the place is, so to be able to visit the Mamx museum on a cold, windy day was brilliant! Lots of interesting exhibits, with a shop and cafe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I'm local and I take the kids here often, especially on rainy afternoons. Friendly staff, free entry and lots do. A nice way to spend a few hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

There's always something new to see. If I'm without children I'll take my time in the art gallery. With children I'll head for the interactive gallery. But then I like to learn about the Viking treasure hoards too, or life as it used to be on the Isle of Man. For the first time visitor to the Isle of Man,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Excellent for social history. First class gallery of local artists including Archbald Knox. Natural History exceedingly well presented. Charming small cafe. Great Gift Shop

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you want to find out about the history of the Island from its earliest times to date, then this is the place. It includes both social and natural history with interactive areas suitable for children. Ver friendly staff.

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