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The National Folk Museum at Cregneash

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Address: Cregneash Road, Cregneash IM9 5PX
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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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Don't miss the tail-less Manx cat!

This still-working farm and village give a glimpse of life on the Isle of Man up until about 100 years ago. A small admission fee allows entrance to the few thatched cottages... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This still-working farm and village give a glimpse of life on the Isle of Man up until about 100 years ago. A small admission fee allows entrance to the few thatched cottages open to the public. The quilting demonstration was interesting, but best of all was seeing a truly tail-less Manx cat!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated near Port st Mary in the south of the island the village of Cregneish has been kept as it was years ago so that people can see what Manx village life was like. Visit the thatched cottages and go inside and look around. Catch the number 28 bus from Port. Erin or Port st Mary...£3.50 return. Special events such... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

We had a visit to Cregneash during our stay on the Isle of Man. The village was quiet when we were there, went first thing in the morning. The staff there had a lot of knowledge and we're happy and friendly. Some were in the clothes of the day and in some of the cottages they were cooking on the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

A real hands on experience of by gone times, a fantastic place for the kids to see and hear the stories narrated by local people dressed in period costume, very very interesting well worth a visit. A little uneven under foot so maybe not suited for those unsteady on their feet.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Thatched cottages, peaceful atmosphere, Skansen type museum of rural life in bygone days. It's all there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Well this is not the first time I brought my friends from Canada this time. They loved it very much and had to finish in the Tea Rooms. What did concern us all was that we knew already about the possible change with the person or people who are going to be running the Sound and Cregneash. We do hope... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Educational. Scenic. Animals. Toilets if needed. Close to calf of man. Worth visiting with kids of learning age.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

It was interesting and informative to see how things were and talk to the staff. A museum set amongst a living community is unusual.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We visited during a tour round the south of the island. After the disappointment of Port Erin, we were heading to the Sound / isle of Calf, when we saw this village. We were in two minds whether to stop and take a look, but are really glad we did. The story of the village is fascinating, and brought to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Recently took a visiting relative to the Cregneash Folk Museum with the intention of having lunch at the Tea Rooms. We sat outside as it was lovely weather and we all enjoyed sandwiches and scones with jam, butter and cream. Excellent value and our guest was very impressed.

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