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Manx Museum

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Address: Douglas IM1 3LY
Phone Number: 01624 648000
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10:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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.
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Fascinating museum.

Definitely worth a visit and, best of all, it's FREE. Staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Telford, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a visit and, best of all, it's FREE. Staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

All Manx history is here including internment during the war as well as an Art Gallery. Good cafe and shop too.

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Glossop, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Little awkward to get to but worth it when you get there. watched a geoff Duke film free of charge. Interesting atifacts and local history information

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Bury, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

History of the Isle of Man including TT races, previous riders. Old relics, stuffed animals (didn't like that section). Gift shop, cafe.

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Leicester
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The museum has so much to offer and it is free to enter. A great variety of things to see, read and watch. Very well done and would appeal to people of all ages. If you are visiting on a motorbike, it is easier to approach the car park from the Bucks Road/Windsor Road direction due the steep hill and... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Manx Museum is a must visit great staff lots to see big help its free I spent 90 minutes looking at all the items on view some great bikes on show with grate pictures on show

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Doncaster
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I was not expecting much from what appeared to be a local museum, I was in for a surprise, whilst the elements of a local museum are there, there is also so much more, lots of staff on hand, great staging of exhibits, not just in traditional cabinets, but in settings, some you can even touch, a film show tells... More 

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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Amazing museum, it has everything! geology, archaeology, history... Free entry and very well presented collections, the best part for me the viking collection with all the stones, art and weapons! The biology part with the skeleton of a whale is also very impressive. My only comment is that they don't have a guide / catalog, would be a good souvenir,... More 

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Tavares, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Most excellent museum in Douglas. It's like the Manx Smithsonian.. and FREE! The perfect place to begin your journey around the Isle of Man’s incredible heritage sites. From Vikings to the famous TT Races, you’ll find something to appeal to everyone at the Manx Museum. Plenty of interactive displays, films and tons of exhibits. Be sure to start with the... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A really well put together museum, covering every aspect of life on the rock. Lots of things for children and adults alike. Nice shop and café round off a Douglas must do, especially if it is raining.

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Additional Information about Manx Museum

Address: Address: Douglas IM1 3LY
Phone Number: 01624 648000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

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