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The National Folk Museum at Cregneash

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“living museum”(9 reviews)
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...more
Cregneash Road, Cregneash IM9 5PX
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All reviews the cottages living museum step back in time well worth a visit isle of man tea room tea shop interesting place to visit number bus scones manx heritage lovely village port st mary small church short film national folk museum national trust
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great visit from the start. Make time to watch the 5 minute video at the ticket office to set the scene before your walk around the village. Really knowledgeable staff share their stories of past occupants, their hard life and local superstitions. If history...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank The_Crofter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A heritage site, which is an essential to visit, as it takes you back to a time when life was simple and often harsh. There are staff on hand in various properties, dressed in period clothing and extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Lovely setting, surrounded by...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Karen K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was beautiful. Sensitively and tastefully done. Saw a very friendly Manx cat. Lovely horse and new born lambs. Cottages were interesting witth spinning and weaving experts plus staff to tell you about life as it was. A very nice tea room where we...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Liz F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Cragleash is a one of a kind place transporting you back in time 100+ years to what life was like. We got in free as English heritage members but I would definitely pay to visit this site of we didn't have them. The little Manx...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 932nathanaely
Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful location, helpful and knowledgeable staff, and a chance to get a real sense of what life on the island was like. Lovely tea shop to boot.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jon Q
Reviewed April 2, 2019

We had a wonderful time at Cragneash. Each cottage was unique, and the staff members knowledge. The attention to detail brought the past alive.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Fiona C
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Unfortunately I had to travel after tourist season so the Museum was not operating. My main reason to visit the island was to see areas used in the filming of the movie. I was not disappointed. The Isle of Man is incredibly beautiful!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LaurieTEX
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Cregneash shows the manx way of life in a relaxed informal way ,well worth a visit although you will need a car to visit, neds cottage is homely & very interesting.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David W
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Very good preservation of the history of the people of the island. Difficult to get to (via Public Transport), but worth the effort. Must come alive when part of a recreation day

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul C
Reviewed September 15, 2018

A lot explore and people in costume explain the origins, operation of the buildings in detail. The buildings are dotted among houses currently lived in and labelled as private dwellings, although the church is open for visits. There wonderful views across the Cal of Man...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Suzanne S
July 24, 2018|
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Response from jsy444 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. It is free entry if you have a heritage Go card which gives you free transport on all the trains, trams, buses etc.
Sinnejo E
March 13, 2017|
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Response from johnwQ1928NJ | Reviewed this property |
There are many buildings in the Cregneash Folk Museum, including Harry Kelly's Cottage.