Grove Museum of Victorian Life
This beautifully preserved period house provides an insight into life in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
The Grove Museum of Victorian Life was developed in the mid 19th century by the Liverpool shipping merchant Duncan Gibb as a summer retreat for himself and his family.
Later, the Victorian villa became the family’s permanent residence and family home and a visit to the Grove is like stepping back in time.
You’ll find a series of period rooms, containing mostly original furnishings and fittings, a costume room, and displays of the possessions of three generations.
There’s also the opportunity to view the outbuildings, which would have served the substantial adjoining farmland, with period vehicles and agricultural equipment including a restored horse-powered threshing mill on display.
Step out into the gardens and you’ll be able to see the bees making honey or have a game of croquet on the lawn.
The Conservatory Restaurant serves a wide range of hot and cold food or you can enjoy a picnic in the Grove’s gardens. There is also a museum shop on site.
Opening Times and Admission
The Grove Museum of Victorian Life is open daily from April to October between 10am and 5pm.
Admission costs £4.50 for adults and £2.25 for children under 18. A family ticket consisting of two adults and two children costs £11.
Parking is available and there is limited disabled access.
Location and Contact
The Grove Museum of Victorian Life, Andreas Road, Ramsey, IM8 3UA.
For more information telephone 01624 648017 or visit www.manxnationalheritage.im.