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Manx Museum

Address: Douglas IM1 3LY
Phone Number: 01624 648000
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: From Viking treasure finds, natural wonders of the world, the famous TT Races and wartime...
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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English first
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A selection of homemade soups are always available which make a good and very tasty option at lunchtime. Some staff are friendlier than others.

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Rushen
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

No matter how many of our visitors we take round the museum, or how often, there is always something new to learn there. We have been coming for over 50 years and seen the museum's development from an interesting location to an award winning venue. The shop is excellent for gifts and the little cafe is good too - although... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
10 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Excellent small museum with exhibits through all the ages. Highlight was the current exhibition about the Great War and how it impacted on the island. Well worth a visit and can combine with a well prepared lunch in the Museum cafe.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I didn't know much about the island but the museum gave a real insight with interesting pieces from WW1 and back to original settlement many years ago. A great way to spend a couple of rainy hours!

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Really enjoyed the visit. Thoughtful and informative displays covering a broad spectrum of topics; social history, natural history, geology, Viking invasions, the island's role during the wars. Something to interest everyone and a good cafe & gift shop too. Highly recommended.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great free museum to pass a hour or two, much better than mannanans in Peel which is starting to look tired and needs refreshing

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You got to see it, excellent layout, interesting IoM history all in one place. Staff helpful, but car parking with a high vehicle was a good walk away.

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Ramsey Isle of Man
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This museum has an excellent display of the Manx history and quite naturally plenty on the TT races and riders but three is plenty of other interesting displays.For those who want to spend the time there is a very adequate restaurant with a good selection of food including specials and fast-food.

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Isle of Man
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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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