The Manx Museum is bursting with artefacts and treasures unique to the Isle of Man. The Island’s 10,000 year history is presented through film, galleries and interactive displays. The perfect starting point on your journey of discovery around our Island and its Viking and Celtic past.

The museum opened in 1922, in a building that was formerly Noble's Old Hospital. It was expanded and remodeled during 1986-89.

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Founded: 1922
Category: Museums in United Kingdom

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4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Dominic Welsh (3 months ago)
Great facilities if you have a baby.
Fiona Demichele (3 months ago)
Really nice museum lots of interesting things to see will be going again and the staff really friendly
Caroline Cooper (4 months ago)
Lots of manx history to see. It's worth seeing to know the Isle of man.
Vedat Odacı (4 months ago)
The Manx Museum (Thie Tashtee Vannin) is bursting with artefacts and treasures unique to the Isle of Man. The Island’s 10,000 year history is presented through film, galleries and interactive displays. The perfect starting point on your journey of discovery around their Island and its Viking and Celtic past.
Aadil Mohammed (5 months ago)
Nah, if you come to the isle of men you have got to come to this museum loads of proper rare artiefacts, my favorite was probably the history of the moto-bike racing and the prison camps of world war 1. 5/5
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