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Manx Museum

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Address: , Douglas IM1 3LY
Phone Number: 01624 648000
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10:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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
Description: 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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My friend and I were very impressed with the wonderful displays.

Took a visiting friend around the Manx Museum recently. I hadn't been to the Museum for quite some time, and I was genuinely impressed with the quality of all the different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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English first
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Took a visiting friend around the Manx Museum recently. I hadn't been to the Museum for quite some time, and I was genuinely impressed with the quality of all the different areas, and my friend was equally amazed at how much there was to see and how well it was all presented.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff and a tremendous variety of "stuff". Aimed at adults and children without the dumbing down being in your face.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Very good and very interesting plenty to see on a wet day and free admission. Nice shop and coffee shop .

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ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

First of all it is free, the short film they have is very good and tells u all abt the isle and of Mann . The exhibitions are very good. Truly worth a visit. They have a cafe there too and you can use the elevator beside Iceland just ask anyone there you don't have to walk up the hill.

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Don't miss the Manx Museum - it's not easy to find (there's a lift behind Iceland) but the collection is stunning, everything from a superb art collection, the Art Nouveau of Archibald Knox and the work of Germans interred during the two wars. Nice cafe too.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I visited the museum with my friend who was visiting the island. We both enjoyed it thoroughly and its absolutely great that is free. Best place to go on a rainy afternoon when you feel like you need to catch up on history. Excellent gift/book shop at the end.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A great place to start your holiday on the Isle of Man, providing details of Manx history and where to see it during your stay. Free entry and a perfect place to explore on a rainy day.

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Bebington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Interested in the fabulous 10,000 year history of the Isle of Man? At the Manx Museum in Douglas you'll learn so much and for FREE! There is an introductory film on the island's history with so much information to whet your appetite, if you feel like it. Here you'll be able to see Viking hoards of silver and gold. There... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Well worth a visit to learn all about the history of this interesting island. The displays and video presentations are first class.The friendly staff are most helpful. Difinately a place where you could spend a lot of time, especially if it is cold and wet outside.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Every time I visit I find something new and interesting, great place to go come rain or shine...the kids will love it too !

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