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The National Folk Museum at Cregneash

Cregneash Road, Cregneash IM9 5PX
+44 1624 648000
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Lovely interesting place

Friendly informative staff. good informational displays, quality gift shop and lovely cakes... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Helen S
Far from the madding.....

Peaceful restful place, showed good flavour of days bygone. A Manx cat, with attitude, was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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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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Cregneash Road, Cregneash IM9 5PX
+44 1624 648000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Friendly informative staff. good informational displays, quality gift shop and lovely cakes. Setting superb

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Peaceful restful place, showed good flavour of days bygone. A Manx cat, with attitude, was wandering around, glancing over his/her shoulder now and again like a supermodel posing for a picture. Wonderful. Disappointment was cafe waitress who didn't seem pleased to be disturbed and also...More

Thank zmartie2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

I really enjoyed looking round the thatched cottages, seeing the Manx Loghtan sheep, and finding out about what life was like for the people who lived in the village. It was a lovely day when we visited, and there were good views across the Sound...More

Thank Valerie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here 12 years ago, in fact our first attempt was thwarted by a film crew using the car park so managed to park the following day. It would be helpful if days filming was taking place could be listed in advance! We enjoyed...More

Thank dragonara2
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

More to this village than meets the eye. Take the time to walk around the village and talk to the staff that take care of the houses in the village. The staff are very friendly and only to happy to share their knowledge of the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend bought us here unexpectedly and we enjoyed looking at all the old preserved buildings. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

We visited here over 20 years ago. It has been extended and plenty to see for couple of hours. The staff are very friendly and keen to share stories and info. The cafe altho small had homemade cakes and was excellent. We didn't realise it...More

Thank clare k
Reviewed May 17, 2017

A well preserved collection of old cottages and barns from years ago illustrating the hard life of the crofters who eked out a living from the land, but Cregneash is still inhabited, so it's a living village too, not just a museum. There is still...More

Thank BirminghamRobin
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Small, restored village provides a look into traditional life on this island. Cottages are open to walk through, some with people in period dress to narrate what you are seeing. Very picturesque and quaint.

Thank jacy2
Reviewed May 9, 2017

We were especially lucky to be there on a bank holiday/May Day, as we found there was to be folk music and dancing and went especially for that. They had a large group of local people participating in the dancing, including men, women, boys and...More

Thank Diane E
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Sinnejo E
Hi, I believe the museum was previously known as Harry Kellys'Cottage, is that correct ? If I have that right my father was born there in 1903.,
March 13, 2017|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
There are many buildings in the Cregneash Folk Museum, including Harry Kelly's Cottage.