Manx Aviation and Military Museum

The Manx Aviation and Military Museum
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The museum is dedicated to the Manx men and women who served their Island in the cause of freedom; to those people of other nations who were brought to our shores by wartime service and to all those who, in war and peace, have lost their lives in the Isle of Man in aviation accidents.

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Opening hours

The museum is open from 10.00am to 4.30pm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year.

It also opens on bank holidays (not Boxing Day or New Year's Day) and every day from TT practice week in May until the end of September.

Admission charges

Admission Free

Additional info

Group visits, such as by schools or legions, can also be arranged on weekdays or at night.

The three main exhibition rooms have been arranged to represent militaria, civil, and wartime aviation. There are also exhibits lining the walls of the corridors. As one wanders around looking a such objects as a Vickers machinegun and tripod, a Bren gun, mannequins in uniform, the history of aviation on the Isle of Man, models, wartime stories and facts, photographs and recovered aircraft crash parts etc., all protected behind toughened glass, wartime music is played. Apart from the entrance room and counter with books, videos and models for sale, there is a diorama of the Isle of Man hung on the wall showing wartime installations and markings of crash sites, a sponsors' Thank You board, a television and video playing topical videos, and other exhibits are scattered around the room. Visitors can sign the Guest Book and leave a donation if they desire, in a converted ammo box. If they have any artefacts which they would like to donate to the Society, they can do so at the counter, or they can loan any item to the Society for display. There are artefact donation and loan forms under the counter, just ask.
The opening of the extension to the Manx Aviation and Military Museum & transfer of Manx Regimental Association Museum took place on Saturday 7thMay 2005 in sunny but windy conditions at 11:00am.

Collection details

Aviation, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Vickers machinegun and tripod
  • Bren gun
  • Uniforms
  • Bofors 40mm AA gun

Manx Aviation and Military Museum
Ronaldsway Airfield
Nr Ballasalla
Isle of Man




01624 829294

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