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Manx Museum

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Address: Douglas IM1 3LY
Phone Number: 01624 648000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Interesting visit

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Laxey, United Kingdom
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Laxey, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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 

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Douglas, null, Isle Of Man
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Manx Museum, owned on behalf of the Manx Nation by Isle of Man Government and trading as Manx National Heritage is a fantastic facility and used extensively by students of all ages as well as families. It just has so much to offer and everything is presented to the very highest standard. The Douglas branch is the main one... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My son and I visit the Museum all the time as he loves it so much. He is only 2 and he just loves learning about everything in there. He can play with the various old toys and try on the old costumes. It's such a good place to go and extremely handy for those rainy days. Definitely worth a... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Haven't been in for some years but returned on an impromptu visit with my daughter who had last visited sometime previous on a school trip. We both found it very interesting. Clean, well presented, informative and glad we went. The cafe albeit a little pricey was tasty but at least we didn't have to pay to go into the museum.... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The food was good and quickly served. Nice relaxing atmosphere. Views from the windows a bit obscured.

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Adelaide
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

What an interesting place to visit. Heaps to see in there and so informative about the island and the TT. Make a date to go see it for yourself.

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Isle of Man
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

A fantastic museum chronicling Manx life and Heritage. At present, a superb hall depicting the Manx input to WW1 - excellent. 100%. Very good displays on the Manx Tourism, and an interesting retail outlet with many books about the IOM. Small café too - a fantastic 1/2 day trip to Douglas. Don't forget the Manx Aviation Museum near the Airport.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A selection of homemade soups are always available which make a good and very tasty option at lunchtime. Some staff are friendlier than others.

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