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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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This is a great place to visit to take you back to life well over a century ago. It has a very quaint feel and the cafe was also very good

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit to take you back to life well over a century ago. It has a very quaint feel and the cafe was also very good

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely quaint tea-room where we had lunch ( manx broth, prawn sandwich, cream scone, bonnag and fairy bridge local brew tea) .All lovely and served up by a friendly and congenial gentleman.. Could have stayed all day but people to see and places to go .....

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

From the smell of the peat fires burning in the grate to the hand-craft demonstrations, to the Loghtan Sheep grazing in the stone-wall fields, Cregneash is a wonderful peek into the past. The staff are knowledgable and humorous about what living in the village would have been like. They were able to tell us bizarre facts like when the roof... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

What a great little historic village. The people manning the buildings were knowledgable, and made you to feel like you were in the time when the village was in its prime. Little details, like burning peat in the fireplace, and spinning the wool from the loghton sheep made it all very real. The buildings were well maintained, and the authentic... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We so loved our visit here. Its a working village and the locals that we encountered were v happy to speak to us. The staff at the museum part were dressed in costume and v pleasant. There are lots of beautiful cottages and its a real blast from the past. The Sound which is v near by is well worth... More 

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Could easily have visited the site without paying as no one challenged us whilst walking round. Static displays rather than hands on. Not many staff around. Ok it did give you an insight but could be thought out better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I have previously written a review about Cregneash Village but this is specifically about the cafe (a former cottage) located in the centre of the village. We've used it often and sat outside eating freshly-made sandwiches and old-fashioned 'pop' but last time we were there, there was a sharp wind and a threat of rain, so we ate inside, where... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We really enjoyed this museum. Unlike some other museums of rural life where buildings have been brought together onto one site, this is a whole village of thatched crofts and farm buildings in their original location. Most cottages contained original features and represented the lives of a working community. In one, there was a lady on hand to explain Manx... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Whilst on a recent coach tour of the Isle of Man we were taken to the historic village of Cregneash. There were 30 passengers on the coach and when we arrived at the village we all alighted and 5 of us paid £5 each to gain access to the various locations within the village. having paid the money and receiving... More 

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ManxNationalHeritage, Public Relations Manager at The National Folk Museum at Cregneash, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor and bringing to our attention the areas we didn’t get right and that marred your experience of Cregneash. As a result, we will be reviewing the issues you have raised and seeking to put them right as far as is possible. We have a £5 standard admission charge to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Cregneash is on the Southern tip of the Isle of Man. You need a car to get there, but there are trips and public transport. Cregneash is a Manx Heritage site, and you feel you are going back in time. The crofts are just the same, something going on in every one, weaving, knitting etc. The local sheep have 4... More 

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Address: Cregneash Road, Cregneash IM9 5PX
Phone Number: 01624 648000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Cregneash

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