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The National Folk Museum at Cregneash

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Address: Cregneash Road, Cregneash IM9 5PX
Phone Number: +44 1624 648000
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Set in beautiful countryside in the south of the Isle of Man you’ll find a...

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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A step back in time

A real hands on experience of by gone times, a fantastic place for the kids to see and hear the stories narrated by local people dressed in period costume, very very interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
Nigel C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A real hands on experience of by gone times, a fantastic place for the kids to see and hear the stories narrated by local people dressed in period costume, very very interesting well worth a visit. A little uneven under foot so maybe not suited for those unsteady on their feet.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Thatched cottages, peaceful atmosphere, Skansen type museum of rural life in bygone days. It's all there.

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Thank John W
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Well this is not the first time I brought my friends from Canada this time. They loved it very much and had to finish in the Tea Rooms. What did concern us all was that we knew already about the possible change with the person or people who are going to be running the Sound and Cregneash. We do hope... More 

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Thank moonlightin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Educational. Scenic. Animals. Toilets if needed. Close to calf of man. Worth visiting with kids of learning age.

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

It was interesting and informative to see how things were and talk to the staff. A museum set amongst a living community is unusual.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We visited during a tour round the south of the island. After the disappointment of Port Erin, we were heading to the Sound / isle of Calf, when we saw this village. We were in two minds whether to stop and take a look, but are really glad we did. The story of the village is fascinating, and brought to... More 

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Thank Andrew S
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Recently took a visiting relative to the Cregneash Folk Museum with the intention of having lunch at the Tea Rooms. We sat outside as it was lovely weather and we all enjoyed sandwiches and scones with jam, butter and cream. Excellent value and our guest was very impressed.

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Thank Gill J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Went with our guests, new to the island, to see Cregneash. I haven't been there for nearly thirty years. It was nice to just wander around, popping into Ned Kelly's cottage and chatting to the wonderful lady there who told us all about the history of it. Our friends couldn't get over how friendly and helpful everyone was. A credit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Being UK National Trust members we didn't pay to get our wristbands, but then as others say there doesn't seem to be any policing of the few buildings that need a band to go into. Without the 'actors' (there were two plus the ticket lady when we visited) it would all be a bit static and bland. If you have... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We walked here up the long hill from the railway and paid the lady in costume our entry fee. We only saw one other person in costume in one of the houses and he was only interested in talking to one person there. All the other houses were unmanned, we could have simply walked around without paying. The only good... More 

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