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The National Folk Museum at Cregneash

Cregneash Road, Cregneash IM9 5PX
+44 1624 835288
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Such a pretty old village

My sister and I visited this, with her young grandson, and had a really good time. All the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Crawley, United Kingdom
A step back in time.

Very interesting place. Introductory video, then wander around as you wish. Some of the properties... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Helen W
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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
+44 1624 835288
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My sister and I visited this, with her young grandson, and had a really good time. All the staff/volunteeers that we met were so pleasant, and patient with a young boy. The buildings are fascinating, and it made it so interesting that the volunteers were...More

Thank secretsquirrel22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place. Introductory video, then wander around as you wish. Some of the properties have minders who are very interesting to chat to and share their knowledge with you.

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buy a £20 Heritage pass and save yourself money. To see each heritage attraction on the Island is between £6 - £10. It takes between half an hour and two hours to see each attraction, you'll soon get to see them all. Like all the...More

Thank GlyderFawr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This village has been acquired by the island and shows rural life in great detail through the last three hundred years. Manx guides were good everywhere on the island but special mention goes to these "in character " ones. Recommend the walk down to the...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Came upon the village on a blustery Monday in September – the clouds were scudding and sun was shining – the site provides great views of the Calf of Man – journey around houses and you touch the lives of people from the mid-1800s –...More

Thank PeteD60
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The Folk museum consists of a small hamlet which can be reached by taking the number 28 bus from Port Erin or Port St Mary, and takes around 15 minutes. The buses are infrequent so good timing is essential. On the day we visited, it...More

Thank PeterLanky
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

what is this place all about? there is only one house you can go into. the young man in the house was not very helpful, he was more bothered about the cat! thankfully as members of English heritage we did not pay to look round....More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Museum was good although we arrived late in the day so too late to see much. The venue was let down by the café. It had stopped serving when we arrived shortly after 4pm when the A-board at the car park clearly stated they were...More

Thank NeilMargY
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting site where you see how people lived in the little cottages. Cafe was nice but would really recommend waiting for the one at the Calf. Really helpful and friendly staff. We drove up the hill and walked to the chasms which were stunning -...More

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

A collection of quaint old cottages showing how the farmers lived years ago,the lady guide who explained the art of weaving the fleece of the local sheep was very informative,with a fire burning in the hearth and her dinner heating we stayed longer than planned

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Sinnejo E
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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.