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The National Folk Museum at Cregneash

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Very good preservation of the history of the people of the island. Difficult to get to (via Public... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul C
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Living History

A lot explore and people in costume explain the origins, operation of the buildings in detail. The... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Derek H
Freckleton, 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...more
Cregneash Road, Cregneash IM9 5PX
+44 1624 835288
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good preservation of the history of the people of the island. Difficult to get to (via Public Transport), but worth the effort. Must come alive when part of a recreation day

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 15 September 2018

A lot explore and people in costume explain the origins, operation of the buildings in detail. The buildings are dotted among houses currently lived in and labelled as private dwellings, although the church is open for visits. There wonderful views across the Cal of Man...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Not the easiest to find in the car. It is accessible to walkers and by bus. Not a large attraction but staffed by passionate and knowledgeable people prepared to share stories and practical skills. There is a small gift shop and a tea room producing...More

Thank Kay C
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Cregneash is a small village of traditional Manx cottages with thatched roofs. At the southern tip of the island it was very isolated and the last place where Manx was spoken. When Harry Kelly died in the 1950s his cottage was recognised as unique and...More

1  Thank EESW1
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Whilst on a four day coach trip visited this charming village. Started with a film show guides are local saw some Manx cats. Well worth a visit. There is a tea room and gift shop

Thank lesandrog
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The National Folk Museum is well worth a visit if you are doing the rounds of all the Manx Heritage sites like we were. I visited with two kids aged 9 and 11. We really didn't pick a good day for it though. There was...More

Thank Roll_and_stroll
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Cregneash may be out of the way but is worth a visit. All of the houses were well looked after and have many of their original features and contents. Which makes it fell as if the occupants have simply got up and walked out of...More

Thank Hannah H
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Enjoyed our visit to Cregneash, the day we went they were shearing the sheep and it was really interesting to watch. It was really eyeopening going round the village to see how people lived and the people in their cotumes gave it an authentic feel...More

Thank 304hilaryf
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped off for lunch and were not disappointed. Really fresh baguettes full of tasty crab, and salad. And followed by scones with good jam and real cream. Sitting outside in the Manx sunshine a real treat, so peaceful, looking at the thatched cottages of...More

Thank Carol J
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Visited today. A lovely small village which as stood the test of time. All the houses are original and furnished the way they were left. However, there are still six families living there. Well worth a visit and you will met guides in a few...More

Thank Brian H
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Suzanne S
25 July 2018|
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Response from jsy444 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. It is free entry if you have a heritage Go card which gives you free transport on all the trains, trams, buses etc.
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.