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The National Folk Museum at Cregneash

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Address: Cregneash Road, Cregneash IM9 5PX
Phone Number: 01624 648000
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Description: Set in beautiful countryside in the south of the Isle of Man you’ll find a...
Set in beautiful countryside in the south of the Isle of Man you’ll find a number of thatched Manx cottages at Cregneash which are open for you to explore and enjoy.Visit Harry Kelly’s cottage where there’ll be Bonnag cooking on the fire, speak to the village’s joiner and blacksmith, explore Church Farm or take time out to enjoy a service at St Peter’s Church. You’ll often see the fields being worked with horse-drawn equipment, craftsmen thatching the roofs, spinning, weaving and wood turning and have a chance to learn about the growing and preparation of Manx food.In the fields surrounding Cregneash you’ll spot plough horses, shorthorn cows and Manx Loaghtan sheep, whilst Manx cats (famous for having no tails!)can also be seen in the village.A picture postcard village, with beautiful walks available in the surrounding countryside including to the Sound, Meayll Circle (a megalithic chambered tomb) and to the rock formations at the Chasms.
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Beautiful village

Quaint, authentic, living museum! Loved this little village with its characters and animals. Lots of interesting history to learn and see. My favourite place on the Isle of Man.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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warrington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Quaint, authentic, living museum! Loved this little village with its characters and animals. Lots of interesting history to learn and see. My favourite place on the Isle of Man.

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Deganwy, United Kingdom
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183 reviews 183 reviews
159 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is an enchanting place worth four stars on a fine day, three on a cold day and two on a wet day. Houses showing fittings of a hundred years ago; people dressed in costumes of a hundred years ago and huddled over miserable peat fires as a hundred years ago. In Harry Kelly's cottage there is a stool for... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Wonderful village to visit. The guides are so friendly and welcoming. Lots of lovely tales to exchange with you. Relax in the tea shop and try the cream tea scones - a joy. Take the time to walk up the hill towards the coast to look back at the village from on high.

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huddersfield
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A lovely place to visit- see the houses, the farm, the farm animals and crafts all in a beautiful setting overlooking the Calf of Man

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Bishopsteignton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We popped in to Cregneash & happened upon the National Folk Museum. Again, we could use our National Trust Cards (I have barely used the card in England, but I used it every day in the IOM, the attractions are fantastic). The Folk Museum is very interactive, you can go inside each house & visit an inhabitant who will tell... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I have traveled much of the world and never have visited a site so well detailed inside and out. It is a huge facility with so much to see. The buildings and grounds are created to detail, nearly all building are open to wonder about and they are fully furnished. Often complete with period correct people at work doing their... More 

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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124 reviews 124 reviews
54 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We regularly have friends visit us from UK or France and we always make a point of stopping at Cregneash at some point (our regular version is to put visitors on the train at Douglas, meet them with the car in Port Erin, then drive to Cregneash over the back road. After Cregneash, it's a visit to the Sound then... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I came here not expecting much and was greeted by a very nice old village which has been left virtually intact and the same as it was when first built. Most buildings were very interesting and look like the could still be used today if needed. It was quite fun seeing a farm in a museum the same age of... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Visited here with my friends in the run up to hop tu naa. The lady selling tickets was lovely, but that's where it ended! We started off in the cafe for a 'quick' bite to eat, but it took twenty five minutes for our order to even be taken. Had we not been really hungry we would have left. There... More 

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Konigswinter, Germany
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225 reviews 225 reviews
77 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We stopped at the museum even though it was only an hour left til closing time, but since it was included in the holiday pass we purchased, we stopped. I doubt we would've paid the entrance fee for just on hour. And it was good that we stopped because there were lots of interesting things to see. At first we... More 

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