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The National Folk Museum at Cregneash

Cregneash Road, Cregneash IM9 5PX
+44 1624 835288
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Step back in time

What a wonderful little gem this village is! Step back in time and see how the people used to live... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Bethany P
Chard, United Kingdom

There is lots of exclusive learning and visual here chaps but that's as much as I can say , ask to... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
London, 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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“living museum” (8 reviews)
“rural life” (7 reviews)
Cregneash Road, Cregneash IM9 5PX
+44 1624 835288
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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
Reviewed 4 December 2017

There is lots of exclusive learning and visual here chaps but that's as much as I can say , ask to see the manx- cats and you will know what I'm talking about,, never seen them before any where in the world but the isle...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Cregneash is MAGICAL. If you are only going to one place on the island, make it here. There's something special about Cregneash. It's ridiculously cheap at £6 for adults and £3 for children. For this, you get personal presentations in Harry Kelly's cottage and the...More

Thank vintagecentral
Reviewed 18 October 2017

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 1 October 2017 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 1 October 2017

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 24 September 2017 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
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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.