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Manx Museum

Address: Douglas IM1 3LY
Phone Number: 01624 648000
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Owner description: 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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Isle of Man
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

this is a great museum, always plenty to see, interesting and "free" to enter which is great. Fab day out which is a must when visiting our lovely island!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I had a couple of hours to kill in Douglas and thought I'd try the Museum. If you are coming up from the seafront it is very poorly signed - once you see the shopping centre head right to the lifts round the corner and go to the very top of the car park, then across the blue footbridge. The... More

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Cheltenham Spa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

For a small Museum this one certainly packs a lot in - and it's free!!! The exhibits cover a huge spectrum of Manx life through the ages and is informative without being preachy! The Café is nice too. Highly recommended!

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Lots of exhibits from Celtic and Viking times, especially notable being beautiful silverware and Celtic crosses. Good videos, especially the history of the Tynwald. Some natural history and art too. One visit isn't enough to take it all in. Admission is free, which is a pleasant surprise.

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Gloucester, England
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69 reviews 69 reviews
7 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We spent a few hours in this well kept museum. There is a lot to see and lots of interesting and interactive displays. It covers the history of the Isle of Man through the ages and is all well presented and fun. Couldn`t believe it was free!

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Mold, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Walked in expecting just a small museum with a few small displays about the Isle of Man and it was a lot better than expected. It was actually quite long with a lot of interactive, interesting displays about the Isle of Man. Worth a visit if you have a spare few hours in Douglas.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Stunningly set out and well organised, lots to see and learn on a dismal or rainy day and it's Free!

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Santa Cruz, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Most of us don't know much about the Isle of Man, but its human history goes back thousands of years. When you visit the museum, watch the short introductory video first to gain context for your museum visit. The exhibits range from prehistory through the middle ages and Manx castles to its heyday as a Victorian vacation spot through world... More

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I would say that this is one of the most interesting places on the IOM. Have been a few times and each time gets better and better, nice people and great customer service.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Free admission, multi story car park nearby. Access for all abilities. A great place to spend an hour is so on an dull weather day. Loads to see and interact with. Gives outline of beginnings of Isle of Man from its first inhabitants to current days. Geology, natural history, locals who were involved in historical events such as the Great... More

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