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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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Worth a visit, especially for the scones!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Bishopsteignton, United Kingdom
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Bishopsteignton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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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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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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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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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Sheerness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

Very interesting. Village consisting of several whitswashed thatched cottages. free access to National Trust UK members wifh membership cards. Very open location best visited in good weather and this will afford views over to Calf of Man.

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Onich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We missed the Folk Museum on our way to Calf Sound the previous day. The Car Park is on the right immediately before Creagnish with a short walk down to the Museum. The lady on the pay desk was most welcoming as were the other 'guides' we met. Their enthusiasm for the project was to the fore. ManxHeritage have kept... More 

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

visited here on a beautiful sunny day , staff where brilliant and very friendly, really lovely to hear the story of harry kelly and to see his quaint little house ,its a great thing they have done here preserving this village for future generations

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Could easily spend half a day here. After getting our tickets we watched an introductory presentation before wandering around the village cum folk museum. Staff in costume were in the various cottages and working, making a fruit crumble, doing patchwork and other crafts. Fires were lit in the hearths and we saw manx cats lazing in front of the fires,... More 

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