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Manx Aviation and Military Museum

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A small Military museum worth visiting. WWI, WWII, Korean war and RAF exhibits.

Isle of Man military and aviation museum. An unexpected, pleasant surprise to find such a beautiful... read more

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This museum is a little gem. It is run entirely by volunteers and by donations after you visit... read more

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This independent museum features the aviation heritage of the Isle of Man and tells the stories of the Island and its people in wartime. The museum, a registered charity, tells TWO exciting stories - the aviation and military heritage of the Isle of...more
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All reviews well worth a visit ronaldsway airport military museum second world war men and women isle of man personal stories fascinating exhibits little gem historical items packed full run by volunteers tranquil place friendly and knowledgeable staff excellent visit happy to answer any questions free entry
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Isle of Man military and aviation museum. An unexpected, pleasant surprise to find such a beautiful small military museum, run by volunteers. It adds up to the manx heritage and reminds us of forgotten facts. The contribution of the manx soldiers in WWI and WWII...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a little gem. It is run entirely by volunteers and by donations after you visit. It is a museum about the Manx people who served during the two world wars and their stories with accompanying historical information and any artefacts they have...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is an excellent place to visit free entry small donation on way out. Maybe for a certain age who understand the history this place is a chronicle of aviation history of the island. Lots of exhibits. Children wanting this kind of history a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is right on the edge of Ronaldsway airport and covers Manx aviation and the military history of the Manx regiment in a very comprehensive and interesting manner. There is only one complete aircraft, a Bandeirante of Manx Airlines, and that needs some further...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 27, 2019

Despite not having any great interest in aviation or war history I think this museum is fascinating - even better that it's free! Ivor does a brilliant job at bringing the exhibits alive and relating stories about the people and places - with some serious...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank SWIOM2014
Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

A little museum with A high level of artifacts and information on WW1 onwards. They also cover general Manx aviation history. The ww2 guns where my favourite bit especially as a fan of battlefield 5.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019

Having been interested in military history for many years, this museum is a "must do" every time i visit the island (two or three times a year). Each time, it seems there is more to see especially in the WW1 section.. Being right next to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank tubbs34
Reviewed March 31, 2019

This is one of the best museums I've visited. Lots of interesting stories, it's a must if visiting the Isle of Man. The museum is easy to access by public transport too, which is great if you don't drive or just want a day out....More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank DaveS4912
Reviewed March 30, 2019

Having served with the WRNS during the war in 1944 at the Royal Naval Air Station, Castletown, my mother expressed a wish to revisit it and the Isle of Man. I thought that the Manx Aviation & Military Museum must be near where she had...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Sarah W
Reviewed March 23, 2019

Enjoyed a trip round here. Some really interesting stories and background to the Manx involvement in the wars. Worth a visit!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Peter S
November 12, 2016|
Response from Digr | Property representative |
Thanks for your enquiry. The "Spitfire" now belongs to Isle of Man Bus & Rail and has had a none-too-accurate repaint to resemble MK II Spitfire P7966 which was a Manx presentation aircraft flown by Douglas Bader. We are now... More
September 9, 2015|
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On our visits to the iom aviation museum we have always found the staff to be very cordial and willing to show and explain the various exhibits there.they do a first class job.