Manx Aviation and Military Museum

Ronaldsway Airport


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Exterior of the Museum

Map & Directions


Road Directions

The Museum is on the A5 road between the airport and Castletown in the south of the island. Approaching from the north via Ballasalla, take the A5 towards Castletown and go straight ahead at both the airport roundabouts with the airport on your left.  The entrance to the museum is on the left about 120 metres after the second roundabout, marked by large signs.

From Castletown, take the A5 road towards Douglas. On your right you will see the entrance to the playing fields and buildings of King William’s College. The museum entrance is on your right, 400 metres past the entrance to the College.

Public Transport Directions

Heading south from Douglas there are bus stops at the Airport and about 200 metres beyond the museum. It is no more than a 10 minute walk from either stop.

Heading north from Castletown there are bus stops about 200 metres south of the museum and at the Airport. It is no more than a 10 minute walk from either stop.

Taxis are widely available from most centres of population and from the airport.

There are Steam Railway stations at Ballasalla (30 mins walk) and Castletown (20 mins walk) and a request stop at Ronaldsway Halt. If you wish to alight there, advise the Guard before leaving your departure station. 

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Entry is free. The museum is a charity, run by volunteers, and receives no official funding so donations are welcomed to help cover the operating costs and to help in maintaining the exhibits and the development of new exhibitions and facilities.



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Disabled Accessibility - Level/ramped access is available throughout.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access


  • Picnic Site - Picnic tables with benches in the museum grounds with good views of activity on the airport. Garden area with seating.

Leisure Facilities

  • Shop

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking available
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted
  • Max group size - 50
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times - For contact details see above or the website.

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties - A large area is available for coach parking.
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs are permitted within the museum provided that they do not cause alarm to other visitors.
  • Group Friendly
  • Toilets - Level access to male and female facilities but, at present, no dedicated disabled facilities.
  • TT & Biker Friendly

Provider Features

  • Indoor Attraction - The majority of displays are indoors but there are a number of larger objects outside.
  • Smoking Some Areas - Smoking is permitted in the museum grounds.

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - Available by pre-booking
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Available by pre-booking.
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - Available by pre-booking.

Opening Times

Winter Opening (1 Oct 2018 - 26 May 2019)
Monday - FridayClosed*
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:30*
Summer Opening (27 May 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:30
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:30

* Open outside normal hours by appointment.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


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Recent Reviews:

  • jbale21
    Douglas, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Another excellent visit !!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 14th October 2018
    Took my class of 9-11year olds to see the WW1 exhibition as part of our topic this term. This generation maybe 'techno kids' but they absolutely loved it. They were captivated by all the... Read full review
  • Phartweasels
    Peel, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Fantastic museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 10th October 2018
    I accompanied a school trip to this museum recently and was surprised by the amount of fascinating information it holds. I could have spent days there reading everything. And Ivor was so... Read full review
  • Passport76551
    Trip Type:
    Excellent ,worthwhile and thought provoking
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 7th October 2018
    We were fortunate enough to have been a part of a guided tour of this wonderful little museum. At the end of the tour however, we were motivated enough to go back and re visit most of what we had... Read full review

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