We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Manx Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Douglas IM1 3LY
Phone Number: 01624 648000
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 203 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 151
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
very modern

the museum all link into one another around the island to a marvelous standard. especially with children the interactive activity's. especially at the viking museum in peel and at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Jeremy M
,
Rochdale, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

203 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Rochdale, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

the museum all link into one another around the island to a marvelous standard. especially with children the interactive activity's. especially at the viking museum in peel and at castle Ruskin in castle town. all very good fun for wet days over again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Isle of Man has many attractions and as a long time resident I have visited most of them several times.They do say that if you can't see Onchan Head from Douglas seafront it's raining and if you can see it, it's going to rain. In any event, after half a century of travelling I can honestly say that I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mountain View, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

In March 2015 we visited the Manx museum to see the World War I exhibit which profiled Isle of Man residents and their role in the The Great War. It was very well presented The museum offers a variety of exhibits, including the 'Pagan Lady's necklace, excavated 950AD on the IOM's west coast at Peel Castle (incredible). The museum has... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Isle of Man
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Isle of Man has many attractions and as a long time resident I have visited most of them several times. Given our climate it's useful to have a selection of indoor amusements to hand. They do say that if you can't see Onchan Head from Douglas seafront it's raining and if you can see it, it's going to rain.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sulby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Free entry to the museum and a lovely little lunch makes for a gorgeous day out. My friend had kids with her and they got pencil crayons and pictures to keep them entertained whilst we enjoyed our soup and crusty bread. The rain could stay because we were happy to spend the whole day!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lots to see, about all aspect of the Isle of Man, with a few things for children to do as well as lots for adults to learn about the island. Allow about an hour or so, depending on how much you read all the information on offer.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Masses of information about the Isle of Man in this very special museum. Next time we will allow ourselves three times longer to look around the various historical areas.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Laxey, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Have been six times now to the museum and each visit last several hours, yet still plenty to see. Laid out in a sensible way, it's one of the best museums in the Britieh Isles

Was this review helpful? Yes
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Manx Museum in Douglas is an excellent place to spend at least half a day. There are so many interesting things to see, historical facts about the island and a lovely cafe

Was this review helpful? Yes
Douglas, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Bijou repository of all historical and reference matters to do with the Isle of Man.Small cafe,clean toilets and a shop to pick up Manx knick knacks,souvenirs or presents for family.Has a film/lecture theatre which shows a filmshow of Manx history throughout the day which is entertaining and informative.There is even a small art gallery featuring works by notable Manx worthies.Manx... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Manx Museum also viewed

Castletown, Isle of Man
 

Been to Manx Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Manx Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Manx Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?