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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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Hours:
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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Excellent - especially for children

The Manx Museum is an absolutely wonderful place to spend a wet afternoon and it could fill a whole day if you really wanted. [Opening is from 10.00 until 17.00]. It caters... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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English first
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The Manx Museum is an absolutely wonderful place to spend a wet afternoon and it could fill a whole day if you really wanted. [Opening is from 10.00 until 17.00]. It caters especially well for children who, provided with a quiz sheet, seem to happily run about from room to room for ages. Well worth a visit - and good... More 

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Had a spare afternoon, decided to visit museum and was not disappointed, once the hospital in Douglas so is spacious and well stock with artefacts and history of the island. Well worth a visit and it is FREE.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Very interesting museum detailing the island's heritage. There is a good coffee shop there "The Bay" where the food is excellent. I had the best soup I have tasted for a long time, there

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York, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I think that this it is a brilliant day out. Lots of interesting facts and displays, I particularly liked the First World War display. My daughter who is 8 really enjoyed it too with activities for the kids to complete as they go round. We were here for 3 hours but I could easily have stayed longer. Well worth a... More 

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Richland, Wa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This museum is very well laid out and very creative in the displays. One of the most comprehensive small town museums that we have been too.

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Magherafelt, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Museum was free to get into and really worth a visit. There is so much interesting things to see in it.

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Bishopsteignton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We popped in here on a rainy day, there was plenty to see, the staff were helpful & we enjoyed seeing all the many displays. Surprisingly there was no fee to enter the museum, however it is worth getting 3+ hours on you car parking ticket as there are so many rooms and things to watch, you will run out... More 

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Darlington, UK
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

An excellent mix of displays & films explain the history of the island - the Vikings room was particularly impressive. Whoever planned this museum should be congratulated as the layout & displays make it a must-see in Douglas.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Along with the other sites, the Manx Museum is a superb place to visit to sense some of the history of this amazing Island. Considering how small it is, what has been packed in over the centuries is incredible. It's interactive and child friendly, and most of all, free!

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North Wales
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Again a museum not to be missed and FREE! All aspects of past life and viking history with artifacts. World war 1, displays with black and white film shows.

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