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Manx Museum

Douglas IM1 3LY
01624 648000
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Ranked #4 of 14 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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British Isles
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

An excellent museum. Very well resourced with lots of things to see - you could easily spend half a day there. Currently a large area covering World War 1 and its impact on the Island. Recommended. Free entry too!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Brilliant museum and well worth a visit. If you don't want to avoid the long walk up a steep hill to access it from Douglas promenade us the lift in the car park next to May &Co on Market Street behind the shops. take the lift to 8th floor and the short pedestrian walkway is signposted from there. Very clean,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Its free, its great for a rainy day. Lots of rooms covering lots of topics, I especially liked the room showing the height of Douglas tourism in the Victorian times, very interesting

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We loved how the museum was set out especially the tactile room full of artefacts that I would have been familiar with in my youth. We spend two separate visits there and still didn't see everything but did end our visit with a great cup of Isle of Man Tea and Cake in the very comfortable tea room.

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Upholland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

No better way to spend a the best part of a rainy day, we were there for several hours without boredom. Extremely informative and entertaining and whats more it's free!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Very pleasantly surprised by the amount to see and do in the Manx museum, I could have spent hours in there. A wide variety of interesting exhibits, an excellent museum. Great value as it is free but I would have happily paid to visit.

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Hockley Heath, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

A fine museum covering many aspects of Manx life. The WW1 exhibition provided an interesting new view on the conflict. I enjoyed the geology and the history of Tynwald most. The only pity was that we left it too late to get a slice of cake from the tea shop.

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Falmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We left this till our last morning - it was sunny all week and the weather turned on our last day. Our couple of hours here was time well spent learning about the island's history; but we should have allowed ourselves longer as there is so much to see. The exhibition about the first world war was fascinating as were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The museum is a excellent place to visit in Douglas It's free Has a wide variety of exhibits It also has a cinema screen that shows the history of the Island Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited this museum on a rainy day and were very pleasantly surprised - we had just come from the House of Manannen museum in Peel which we had to pay for, yet this free museum in Douglas was better than that. The displays are all very logically displayed and are as interactive as they can make them, plus an... More

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