Manx Aviation and Military Museum

Manx Aviation and Military Museum, Ballasalla: Hours, Address, Manx Aviation and Military Museum Reviews: 5/5

Manx Aviation and Military Museum

Manx Aviation and Military Museum
5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
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 Man and the history of the Manx Regiment - the most successful light anti-aircraft regiment in the British Army.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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2008bau
21 contributions
Dont drive past this fantastic military museum ...
Oct 2021 • Family
Brilliant treasure trove of history. Would really recommend and this attraction should not be missed. The people that work here are very helpful and on the last visit was informed that the stingy government don't provide any financial assistance. It is very tardis like and packed with goodies for visitors from far and wide
Written October 4, 2021
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Clare1812
Stamford, UK6 contributions
Wonderful museum
Sep 2021 • Couples
A fascinating and remarkable collection. So pleased we stopped to look around. Congratulations to everyone involved in the creation and running of this extraordinary little museum.
Written September 26, 2021
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Robert P
1 contribution
The story of aviation on the Isle of Man
Sep 2021 • Solo
Carefully selected items about aircraft and world war information all about the Manx history over different period. enthusiasm for this museum was great
Written September 19, 2021
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Nikki_Nigel
Isle of Man39 contributions
One not to be missed! Go visit to find out for yourself!
Jul 2021
Highly highly recommend going to have a skeet* at this great little piece of Manx History. It looks small from the outside but it's just a tardis when you get inside. The display cases are very well displayed and well documented. Covers lots of Manx aviation and military history. The gardens are nice to sit in too.
So don't just drive pass pop it and it's even free to get in!
*(Skeet = noise around )
Written September 19, 2021
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Geoff Allan
Sandown, UK13 contributions
It's all about the People
Sep 2021
Biographies of the people involved. Fantastic research into so many people, not only Islanders. The name of the museum assumes it's about aviation and military matters, but really it's all about the men and women involved.
Written September 18, 2021
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Andy C
Greater London, UK4 contributions
Excellent Museum
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is a great museum. Do not be fooled by just driving into the car park and seeing what you think is another hanger.
There is a lot more when you step inside and you can spend at least a couple of hours looking at all the memorabilia there. Excellently laid out and very well preserved. David Gibson was an excellent guide on our visit and all questions posed were answered with a great knowledge. Well worth a visit as entry is free but donations are always welcome.
Written September 14, 2021
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Antknott2004
Goole, UK33 contributions
Free !!! And it’s great to get so close to amazing guns and planes
Sep 2021 • Business
Was just working and seen the sign so thought I’d have a look. Really friendly gent showed me a map when I walked I and showed me all the crash sites over the island. Free to get in !!! Was great to walk round and see some amazing guns and even better a spitfire engine.

Only had around 60p in change to put in donation box so I’ll encourage others to go and I’ll be putting notes in the box on my next visit.

Please visit it’s just near the airport

Thanks
Written September 12, 2021
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vala4384
28 contributions
Interesting wartime history
Aug 2021
A very interesting and informative display of the role of men and women in both world wars from the ISLE of Man
There is a huge amount of history displayed, many movie g and interesting stories.
Well worth a visit.
No entry charge, so give generously to ensure this facility can be maintained.
Written August 27, 2021
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Kevin Liston
4 contributions
A Fitting Tribute
Aug 2021 • Couples
Over on the island for a few days break and saw the museum whist touring about. So glad we stopped, it’s a must see visitor attraction. So interesting, very well laid out, the WW1 area is a fitting tribute to all the men who left the island never to see her shores again. The fact that they have so many medals and photos of these men is amazing!
The staff are very knowledgable, and justifiably proud of their fantastic museum. I would encourage anyone to visit it, whether you are interested in military or not, it’s well worth it.
Written August 22, 2021
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Flyingred
Buckinghamshire, UK349 contributions
Quirky, privately-funded museum with lots to see and learn
Jul 2021
The museum was a surprise, providing a comprehensive history of the island's role in two world wars and the presence of the British military on the island. Lots of interesting artefacts on display.

The repainted Bandeirante aircraft was great to see, and I enjoyed the display of airline memorabilia on display. I look forward to the ATP being more accessible at some point in the future.

Plenty of interest here for avgeek visitors and also great for local residents to learn about the island's history.

Remember that the museum is not publicly funded so make a donation.
Written August 20, 2021
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