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The National Folk Museum at Cregneash

Cregneash Road, Cregneash IM9 5PX
01624 648000
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Cregneash
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Chesterfield
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We came upon this preserved crofting community almost by chance en route back from Niarbyl. It is so very well done and had very knowledgeable and helpful staff "working" in some of the cottages, dressed in attire from the time period and performing tasks also from the period. A "must" if you're anywhere nearby.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We opted to visit Cregneash for a bite to eat and decided on the afternoon tea. The staff were very friendly and the setting made you feel at home. Afternoon tea arrived fabulous sandwiches, pot of tea and scone, fresh cream and jam, couldn't manage the cake which the staff wrapped up for us to take away. Well done Ladies... More

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Telford
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

what a great place not like any other museum these buildings are still were they were first built and not moved brick by brick to another site the people are helpful in explaining all about the place just like going back in time the old farm still has lots of old tractors the farmer was even turning the cut grass... More

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Interesting and thought provoking, staff in costumes keen to chat and pass on info.BUT you need good weather to do the place justice and you need to be dressed for walking. I would like to go back when the weather is kinder.Also not sure how interesting younger children would find it.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Lying right at the bottom end of the island, en route to the Calf of Man, the living heritage museum at Cregneash is deservedly popular. A small group of thatched cottages, typical of the island and the period, are the focal point of a short tour which also features a number of people dressed in traditional clothes, to tell you... More

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Brilliant cup of the best Capichino I've ever had and the friendliness and service was excellent. The cafe is kept very clean and the meals are very reasonably priced, and excellent in quality. Hope the staff that run it have a good season and get lots people this year.Well worth visit.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This museum is also pretty, but I would advise everyone to head a bit more south to Calf of Man. Its beautiful there!! You can see a lot of seals hanging around the cost. I just sat there and relaxed. The nature is amazing.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We visited here on Thursday 10th October. We arrived around 11am and had morning tea - what a lovely cafe this is. The proprietor was very very friendly and the food, which I understand is cooked by his wife, was wonderful. I had the cherry scone with jam and the best cream I've ever had - thick and silky smooth.... More

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Cleckheaton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I visited this site some 15 years ago and was impressed by the place. My most recent visit was even better. The site has been added to the buildings and stories associated with them are facinating. Some buildings just contain exhibits of how life used to be but others have people in costume who tell the story whist others have... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Authentic (of course). picturesque. friendly helpful curators. and the Manx broth and fresh bread at the little restaurant was superb.

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