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Manx Museum

Douglas IM1 3LY
01624 648000
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Ranked #4 of 15 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 internment – you’ll find something to appeal to everyone at... more » 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. « less
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The museum gives you the idea what the Isle of Man is all about. It gives the Manx tradition honor and glory plus something that any one with the IOM heritage should be proud of.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The Manx Museum is an excellent introduction to the Isle of Man. Contrary to popular belief it is NOT part of the UK or the EU. The museum has different sections in different rooms and levels giving the history of the island from prehistoric times up to the present day. Hopefully the first day of your holiday will be a... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit, well thought out and informative. We learned a lot about Manx history. Great war exhibit.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Quite interesting & was free to get in. They has a large war section due to the anniversary of the start of the first world war.They also had motorbikes

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New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The mixture of fascinating sea faring culture that IoM boasts is gathered and displayed in true museum form. A must see - I suggest going on the first day of exploration as it gave me a foundation for understanding the complex history of the island.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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312 reviews 312 reviews
65 attraction reviews
324 helpful votes 324 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The museum is worth taking the time to visit, if only to learn a bit more about the history of the island. It is free and has a nice cafe inside.

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UK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Excellent WW1 experience and friendly helpful staff. Cafe had an interesting person running it! An interesting visit.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

very unique and interesting place, a must visit when on Isle of man, and also cool motor bike history

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newport
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

excellent museum so much to see, lots of things for children to see and do, it gives a complete history of the isle of man with pictures and exhibits ,there is a section of island wild life with exhibits shown in there natural habitat so children can get an idea of how they would look in the wild. Fantastic ww1... More

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Bristol
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This museum contains an excellent record of the history of the Isle of Man. It is extremely well set out with separate rooms and sub sections. It requires some time to fully explore. Its use of modern technology is very good. Be aware of the fact that it is difficult to get to for people with disability. We found the... More

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