Manx National Heritage

Manx National Heritage
Manx Museum
Kingswood Grove
Isle of man
Isle of Man




01624 648000


01624 648001

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Manx National Heritage is the national heritage agency for the Isle of Man, operating integrated cultural and natural heritage services and museums on behalf of the Manx people under the banner of the Story of Mann.

The Story of Mann is introduced at the Manx Museum where a dramatic audio-visual presentation invites you to discover 10,000 years of unique Manx heritage presented through one of the richest historic landscapes in Europe.

The story continues at Castle Rushen; the National Folk Museum at Cregneash; The Grove: Museum of Victorian Life; House of Manannan; Peel Castle; Laxey Wheel and Mines Trail; Nautical Museum; Old Grammar School; Rushen Abbey; Old House of Keys; Sound Visitor Centre and Restaurant; and Niarbyl Cafe and Visitor Centre (please see separate entries for each heritage site).

Venue Type:

Museum, Association or society, Archive, Garden, parklands or rural site, Ship or maritime heritage site, Artist studio or collective, Castle or defences, Heritage site, Industrial heritage site, Archaeological site, Historic house or home, Library, Prehistoric site

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Opening hours

Manx Museum Open Mon to Sat 10.00 - 17.00.

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Admission charges

Free admission

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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WW1 Centenary Exhibition: ‘This Terrible Ordeal’

  • 8 February 2014 — 3 January 2015 *on now

An exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the conflict, which charts the momentous impact the war had upon the lives of men, women and children on the Isle of Man through previously untold letters, diaries and memories of the Manx people.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Donations welcome.


This Terrible Ordeal: Manx Museum Exhibition

WW1 Centenary Exhibition: ‘This Terrible Ordeal’

  • 31 December 2014

The exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, and looks at the varied experience of people on the Isle of Man during the conflict.

The accounts of soldiers on the battlefields in this first industrialised war form a significant part of the exhibition, but the First World War was a total conflict in which the fighting spread to the seas and oceans of the world, as well as affecting the lives of those on the home front. Large sections of the exhibition are devoted to maritime and civilian experiences, as well as the impact of the internment of enemy aliens upon Manx life.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Spring Season Guided Walk

  • 5 May 2014 2-3:30pm

Guide Dr Andrew Foxon will looking at historic and archaeological interest along the way as well as a focus on the natural and agricultural cycle during spring. Some steep coastal walking involved. 4km. Wear stout footwear, dress for weather on an exposed coast and bring walking poles if you use them. Meet at Cummal Beg Shop, Cregneash.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Tickets £6.00 – available from the Manx Museum Gallery Shop or call 01624 648000. Maximum 30 places.