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The National Folk Museum at Cregneash

Cregneash Road, Cregneash IM9 5PX
+44 1624 835288
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Small but worth a visit

Glorious weather enabled to eat outside at the cafe. Then we wandered around the various buildings... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jsy444
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Jersey, United Kingdom
Step back in time

Nice to actually appreciate a true old style folk village not spoilt by gimmicks:) quaint little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Restless59
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Set in beautiful countryside in the south of the Isle of Man you’ll find a number of thatched Manx cottages at Cregneash which are open for you to explore and enjoy.Visit Harry Kelly’s cottage where there’ll be Bonnag cooking on the fire, speak to the village’s joiner and blacksmith, explore Church Farm or take time out to enjoy a service at St Peter’s Church. You’ll often see the fields being worked with horse-drawn equipment, craftsmen thatching the roofs, spinning, weaving and wood turning and have a chance to learn about the growing and preparation of Manx food.In the fields surrounding Cregneash you’ll spot plough horses, shorthorn cows and Manx Loaghtan sheep, whilst Manx cats (famous for having no tails!)can also be seen in the village.A picture postcard village, with beautiful walks available in the surrounding countryside including to the Sound, Meayll Circle (a megalithic chambered tomb) and to the rock formations at the Chasms.
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Cregneash Road, Cregneash IM9 5PX
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+44 1624 835288
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Glorious weather enabled to eat outside at the cafe. Then we wandered around the various buildings and sat in the poet's garden and enjoyed the views and peace. If you can, aftrewards take the double decker bus down to the Sound for the most amazing...More

Thank jsy444
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to actually appreciate a true old style folk village not spoilt by gimmicks:) quaint little cafe area which came at the right time after a walk round from The Sound along cliff path

Thank Restless59
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting to walk around for a few minutes but not really worth paying entrance fees. There is a tea shop, so a cream tea and a wander would suffice. Also, drive further on through and up the lane to the car park and walk down...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This village is very interesting to see the old way of life on the Isle of Man. There is a video to watch when you arrive and a small exhibition upstairs the you can wander about as you wish. We saw a Manx cat and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting is spectacular, and there are interesting displays with knowledgeable people manning them. A great place to wander on a nice day, although it can get windy. Loughtan sheep and Manx cats as well !. We got a Manx heritage card which includes this...More

Thank DrMalc
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

The staff here are very knowledgeable and passionate about the site and its history. It was great to hear stories of how ancestors lived and how they struggled through the winter months. Breathtaking views to take in also and we were chuffed to see a...More

Thank MrsKJoB
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Four of us went here at the beginning of the week. We parked up on the road as there was a space, but it can get really busy and then you need to use the 'official' car park which isn't far away. The cafe and...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

The relaxed and friendly atmosphere at the museum was easily the highlight of our trip. Despite the freezing weather and fog, the welcome was warm by both staff and gorgeous Manx cats. Every member of staff was helpfully knowledgeable and explained fascinating aspects of rural...More

Thank WitraB
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Had to visit the ww1 exhibition again too much to see in one visit seeing all those names of the Manx killed all 1163 out of over 8000 volunteers is heart breaking well done Ivor Ramsden for putting it all together

Thank terence j
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

What a wonderful little gem this village is! Step back in time and see how the people used to live. Very helpful staff and a very open attitude to visitors. Nice shop and cafe for a break before wandering around this delightful historic view into...More

Thank Bethany P
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Sinnejo E
13 March 2017|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
There are many buildings in the Cregneash Folk Museum, including Harry Kelly's Cottage.
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