Manx Museum

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From the wonders of our natural world to road racing legends, there is something for everyone as you begin your journey through the Island’s vibrant history and its unique national collections.

The museum is bursting with artifacts and treasures unique to the Isle of Man, including hoards of Viking silver and relics from all over the Island in an intriguing Viking Gallery that immerses you in the Island's rich Viking and Celtic heritage. 

Travel through the Island’s 10,000 year history as it is presented through film, galleries and interactive displays, and discover how the Island changed from being the centre of the Celtic Kingdom of Mann and the Isles to a Victorian holiday destination.

Visit tew theatre and entertainment themed interactive gallery 'Theatreland'. Put on your own pantomime, tap dance triumphantly and impress your friends and family with your showbiz skills. A family friendly gallery for all ages to enjoy.

Explore the national art collection or delve into the National Library & Archive. See the Manx Museum's latest exhibition and find Island inspired gifts and souvenirs in the flagship Gallery Shop.

Guide Prices

FREE - Suggested donation £10

All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Your admission
Admission to the Manx Museum is free, although we suggest a £10 voluntary donation to Manx National Heritage (Isle of Man registered charity no. 603), supporting our charity’s work in caring for the Isle of Man’s most cherished places and spaces, including historic buildings, landscapes, archives and museum collections.
Some special events may incur an additional admission charge.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Age friendly
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Captioned
  • Changing places facility
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Orientation visits available
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - Limited parking in the Manx Museum car park
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Touch tours
  • Wheelchair accessible

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Leisure Facilities

  • Shop

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Limited parking, nearest car park at Chester Street
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Accepts major credit and debit cards
  • Approx length of visit - 1h+
  • Groups Accepted
  • Major credit cards acceptable
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties
  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Group Friendly
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Min group size numeric qualifier
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • WiFi Available
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Tel+44 (0) 1624 648000

Awards

  • AccoladesUNESCO Biosphere Partner UNESCO Biosphere Partner 2021

Opening Times

Open all year round (2 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Open daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Manx Museum Library & Archives, open Wednesday to Saturday, 10am – 4.30pm.

Guided group tours can be accommodated on request.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Finding us on foot from Douglas Promenade:
The museum is situated on a steep hill behind central Douglas. It can be reached by lift and crossing the pedestrian footbridge on the top level of Chester Street Car Park, which is situated on the road behind the main shopping street. The route is wheelchair and buggy accessible, but there is a steep incline from the footbridge through the museum car park to the main entrance.

Public Transport Directions

Horse Tram: Sefton Hotel Stop
Bus: 3, 3A, 22, 22A, 23, 235 (timetable at www.bus.im)
A short 10 - 15 minute walk from the Manx Electric Railway and Steam Train terminus

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