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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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Isle of Man
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111 reviews 111 reviews
31 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The Manx Museum is not a single building but is spread throughout the Isle ofv Man. The main branch is in Douglas where the standard of presentation is excellent. Manx National heritage, which runs the varios branches telling 'The Story of Man', sets very high standards and employs a talented team of well-qualified specialists. Visiting one of the branch museums... More

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Howden, United Kingdom
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268 reviews 268 reviews
121 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is a particularly good museum to visit....and a welcome place to be if the weather in Douglas is poor! The museum takes its visitors through the history of the Isle of Man, including its geology, animal life, viking history and even mortorbike racing. There are many fascinating exhibits, all beautifully presented, and some of the Viking burials are exceptionally... More

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Francistown, Botswana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

As a traveller from Africa my knowledge of history is limited the Museum helped a lot. The staff were very pleasant and helpful . I asked about Victorian days and I was referred to the archive section who whipped out books and records instantly ! I took a photo facing my guest house Berkerley house on Loch promenade , it... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A good museum with plenty of history of the island. When we were there a very good exhibition of the Island during the First world war.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our last day of a midweek break and I visited while my wife went shopping in Douglas. Quite difficult to get to as route is through shopping centre and multi storey car park but it's worth the effort. There is the whole history of the isle of man, natural and human. There is currently a gallery commemorating the Manx involvement... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This small museum tells you everything you want to know about the history, geology and sociology of the Isle of Man. It is very well presented. Admission is free, but they ask for donations to help support the museum. We spent almost 2 hours there

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

the queenies in sweet chilli sauce very yum, also the homemade broccoli and stilton soup is the best we've ever tasted

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Douglas, null, Isle Of Man
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

An interesting experience of things on the Island which might never come to our attention. The manx museum is open to all at no cost and conveys a great deal of what may be of interest to others visiting the island.

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Douglas, null, Isle Of Man
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Excellent, well set out and informative, as was the rest of the museum. Our third visit, well stocked shop and research facilities.

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Cardiff, Wales
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A well presented and engaging set of displays. I have been a number of times over the years and never get bored. This time I went with an 8 year old and an 11 year old and we all found plenty to enjoy. The special World War One exhibition in particular was very good and we spent some time there... More

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