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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Dr Wat (2 years ago)
Worth a look if you are interested in the social history of the Isle of man and how it has changed over the years. Well done museum, that is free! Would be improved by a cafe and people to ask in each gallery if questions arise.
Susan Copestake (2 years ago)
There is a lot here. Some really good paintings. Info on how the tectonic plates shifted and about the iom over the ages. Very good especially as it is free.
Sujir Pavithra Nayak (2 years ago)
What a wonderful museum. It doesn't hurt that it's free. Lovely lovely gift shop. The movie about the history of the island is fantastic!!
Clive Hill (2 years ago)
Fascinating insight into Manx history and life. Well presented. Free entry. Its a little bit if a walk out of the main town. We'll worth a visit.
Callum Salisbury (2 years ago)
LOVE PLAYING WITH THE ANIMAL NOISES, some of the stuff is a bit outdated. Loved when they had the Olympics stuff and you could play the game that was there. Haven't been there in a while but it probably hasn't changed
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