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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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Spent a long visit looking through the galleries and learnt so much about the island and it's history. Enjoyed it very much.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Spent a long visit looking through the galleries and learnt so much about the island and it's history. Enjoyed it very much.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

It's not just about the TT, but about the history of the Island which we found very useful. Watch the film at the beginning

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Wales
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed looking around the museum, lots of different aspects of the island history covered. We only had half an hour here when we arrived in Douglas which was fine as we were able to go back later in our stay. Difficult to judge whether to see this earlier or later in one's visit to the island when one can... More 

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Bs As
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88 reviews 88 reviews
56 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

You`ll be able to see the full history of the Ilse of Man from the prehistorical times to nowadays.And it`s free.

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Dunbar, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I liked the whole story about the Isle of Man and how the people originated from Vikings and such. There is so much to see and do even if you get rubbish weather there are still lots of places to go.

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Deganwy, United Kingdom
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is a full-scale national museum, with everything from prehistoric flints and ancient ornaments, to modern times with electric motor bike. Recommended, especially on a wet day ! The exhibit we liked best was the ancient Elk that was dug from a bog over a hundred years ago. Nine feet high. They don't grow like that nowadays. There are toilets/lavatories,... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A very good museum, although I was disappointed to have missed the World War One exhibition, which had closed. It covers many aspects of the history of the island, and so there's a lot to see.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a really well laid our museum and you will learn a lot about every aspect of Manx life, I particularly liked the section on seaside entertainment, and the recordings of Manx people telling stories and reading poetry. There are plenty of interactive things for children. The highlight of my visit was a meal of queenies (tiny scallops) in... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

well maintained and kept, has lot of history to it and nicely compressed. Nice afternoon spent there.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

You can spend just an hour here or lose yourself for hours in this lovely museum. Plenty of things to see which satisfy both adults and children's good case if you need to have a break. The shop too is very good, selling items worth buying and not the usual tat.

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