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Manx Museum

Address: Douglas IM1 3LY
Phone Number: 01624 648000
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Ranked #3 of 16 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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
9 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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4 reviews 4 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

For a small Museum this one certainly packs a lot in - and it's free!!! The exhibits cover a huge spectrum of Manx life through the ages and is informative without being preachy! The Café is nice too. Highly recommended!

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Lots of exhibits from Celtic and Viking times, especially notable being beautiful silverware and Celtic crosses. Good videos, especially the history of the Tynwald. Some natural history and art too. One visit isn't enough to take it all in. Admission is free, which is a pleasant surprise.

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