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“History lesson”

The National Folk Museum at Cregneash
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Cregneash
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 9, 2012

History within a village--- staff were very friendly and informative .Need a good fine day to visit and enjoy.

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

The folk museum makes for an interesting stop either on your way to or from the Sound of Man.

Preserved buildings show how the village would have looked like in Victorian times, yet there are still buildings that are lived in today which makes for a slightly odd site (is this an authentic Victorian VW Golf?)

A short film in the visitors centre tells the history of the village and how the people lived and then in several locations people in character act out how they would have lived and worked in Victorian Man.

Thank TravellingTom78
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

Disappointed that there was no real description of what we were looking at in some of the workshops, because there was nobody there to explain. Harry Kelly's cottage and farm were very interesting and the ladies there were full of information and very helpful. The cafe served lovely food, but the owners managed to seriously mis-spell 'Loughtan' on the menu as they also do in another establishment they run. As it's a Manx breed of sheep which is kept at Cregneash and heavily promoted on the Island, the least they could do would be to make sure they got the name right!

Thank Lizzie_Dripping_42
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Going in March was too early but we did have a walk around and had a chat to a young girl who lives there.

Thank Colin M
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

I would love to live here! We spent a long time strolling, photographing and just enjoying the place. St. Pete's church is a tranquil refuge to sit and just 'be' for a while. Terry Kelly in the joiner's workshop and smithy gave a grand talk. Rewina in Harry Kelly's cottage was equally informative. The visitor's centre and tea rooms have lots to offer too.

Thank Francine C
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