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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
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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well worth a visit so interesting loads to see great for familys just take your time to look around to take it all in

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Blackburn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

well worth a visit so interesting loads to see great for familys just take your time to look around to take it all in

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We found the Manx Museum really interesting. We visited the island three years ago and went to the museum then. It has changed in that time, obviously, things have to move on. The introductory film (lasts about 25 minutes) is very good. We found the WW11 history section very interesting this time round. We also went to the cafe housed... More 

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Keremeos, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This museum is extremely well laid out with galleries for all kinds of interests and history -fishing, mining, farming, politics, the motorcycle races, art, and many more. We went for the morning and then left for another appointment and came back to spend the whole afternoon there too. Friendly knowlegeable staff, a lovely little gift shop and cafe round out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit to get a good grasp of Manx history. And in true fashion of all great museums...its free. My daughter loves it and we go regularly. Loads to see, loads to do, and the cafe serves some great food too.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The museum itself was quite good and displays mostly good although I did need my pocket torch to read some labels , the lighting was so,dim in the geology gallery .. But whoever decided that putting an explorium aka a haven for a succession of unsupervised feral children who banged a piano as loudly and tunelessly as possible, completely ruining... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My daughter grandson and myself visited the Manx Museum on Saturday July 25th .We all found it very interesting. There are no entrance charges so donations are welcomed.We had lunch there and found the cafe lovely especially the Niarbyl Bay crab baguette.Gummy Bear was very unfortunate when she visited

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Take a few hours to really appreciate and see all of the various exhibits. There is a vast amount of written history. This museum is very well done with small rooms covering a variety of topics arranged around the timeline development of the area. There is an excellent section on minerals and an expansive section on Viking occupation.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The museum was really lovely, very interactive, with lots of different spaces dedicated to different parts of the island's history. I love the fact the focus was on the objects and their story without going into rather lengthy detail which can sometimes be off putting. The National Art Gallery on site is also worth going to see, there are some... More 

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very worthwhile visit earlier on in our 4 day break, that gave us a good background into the history of the Isle of Man. Staff all helpful and exhibits were interesting.

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This museum covered a lot of interests. There were so many small rooms with a lot of information. This would have something for everybody.

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Additional Information about Manx Museum

Address: Douglas IM1 3LY
Phone Number: 01624 648000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

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