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Review of Manx Museum

Manx Museum
Ranked #4 of 23 things to do in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: From Viking treasure finds, natural wonders of the world, the famous TT Races and wartime internment – you’ll find something to appeal to everyone at the Manx Museum.The museum has plenty of interactive displays, films and a wide range of exhibits which will help you uncover the Isle of Man’s history and heritage.Make a beeline for the Manx Museum early on in your visit as it’s a great starting point if you are looking to explore the Island’s heritage attractions. The National Art Gallery in the museum contains work from a number of famous artists including Archibald Knox, William Hoggat and John Miller Nicholson and there’s also a national library and well stocked archives for those visitors keen to explore the Island’s history further.There is also tearoom and gift shop located within the museum.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Very well done and a wide mix of the IOM past, recent and distant. There is a very good section on motorbike racing with some fine examples of bikes through the ages. The political affiliation with the UK is interesting, I had no idea there was still an example of Saxon government in existence.

Thank DavidNorwich
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"rainy day"
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"natural history"
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"free entry"
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"multi storey car park"
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"steep hill"
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"short film"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"isle of man"
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"internment camps"
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"introductory film"
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"couple of hours"
in 40 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 8 reviews
"family history"
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"worth a visit"
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"all ages"
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"great place to visit"
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"tt races"
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

I've lived in the Isle of Man for 13 years and although I have visited the museum to see the Wildlife photography exhibition that visits each year I have never actually looked around the museum. To be fair I still haven't seen it all but I was very impressed with the first section of the main museum.

The exhibits are very informative and tell about the history of the island with some 'archaeological finds' on display.

It's totally free so well worth a visit - just a pity that they always seem to be closed on a Sunday afternoon when I would be most likely to have time to visit.

Thank Eaglet64
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

We spent a whole morning here and learnt so much. We were two adults but the museum is great for children as well. We had coffee in the cafe and they serve some gluten free cakes/puddings which is definite bonus. Prices were very reasonable and the Museum itself is free. All the staff are very friendly and knowledgable.

Thank anncole8
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

It starts off on the wrong foot, the finger posts in Douglas point in the wrong direction & when you do find one near to the museum for some reason it sends you through a multi-storey car park & not in entrance on the corner of the Road OK so you have arrived, DON'T think about having lunch all the tables are reserved for locals (actually probably for the staff) the food sounds quite good & with a little bit of common sense you could get quite a few more table in but that would mean a bit more work for the staff. The museum itself looks to be very good & well laid out but visitors obviously come second to bureaucracy, please get business-like .

Thank peterandjenny282
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Do visit the Manx Museum in Douglas which gives a complete and detailed overview of the history of and life on the Isle of Man from the earliest times until the modern era. There is so much to take in that I found it heavy going so if you have time, I would recommend going more than once or at least devoting several hours with a break in the café. As it indoors, it obviously lends itself to a visit on a rainy day. I did find it difficult to find in the back streets above Douglas even though I had a map so knew roughly where I was going. I followed a sign but at a crucial junction by the Tynwald building there was no sign indicating the need to bear right so I went the wrong way, eventually retracing my steps when I realised I was lost. Entry is free and the experience very worthwhile.

Thank Mark C
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