In line with advice from the Isle of Man Government all Manx National Heritage sites are closed until further notice.
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The Manx Museum (Thie Tashtee Vannin) is bursting with artefacts and treasures unique to the Isle of Man. The Island’s 10,000 year history is presented through film, galleries and interactive displays. The perfect starting point on your journey of discovery around our Island and its Viking and Celtic past.
Castletown (Balley Cashtal), is the ancient capital of the Isle of Man and home to Castle Rushen. One of the best preserved medieval castles in the world.
Set on St Patrick’s Isle and overlooking Peel Marina is the Island’s majestic fortress, Peel Castle (Cashtal Phurt Ny h-inshey). Within its magnificent walls you will find layer on layer of Manx history.
Rushen Abbey (Mannishter Rushen) was gifted by King Olaf I for use as a monastery in 1134. The centre tells its story from 1134 to Strawberry Tea dances and days of disco.
Cregneash (Creneash) is a living illustration of a farming and crofting community in the 19th and early 20th century. You will see plough horses, Loghtan sheep, shorthorn cows and Manx cats.
Built by the Gibbs, a wealthy merchant family from Liverpool as their summer retreat. Later it became the permanent family home. The Gibb sisters, Alice and Janet continued to live in the house until their deaths in the 1970’s. The house provides a real insight into the lives of this family from Victorian times to the 20th Century.
The Great Laxey Wheel (Queeyl Vooar Laksey) or Lady Isabella (as she is also known) is the largest working waterwheel in the world. A brilliant example of Victorian engineering she was built in 1854 to pump water from the Laxey mines. Today a climb to the top is rewarded with panoramic views across the Laxey Valley.
Here at the House of Manannan (Thie Vanannan), the Island’s mythological sea god, Manannan, welcomes you to his fascinating Kingdom. Let him guide you through the Island’s rich Celtic, Viking and maritime past.
Do you enjoy watching film footage from the Isle of Man’s past? Then look no further than www.imuseum.im, where Manx National Heritage has today launched 22 short films of the Isle of Man.
Captured by amateur …
Manx international artist Kevin Atherton returns to the Isle of Man with a retrospective exhibition at the Manx Museum.
Join us at the iMuseum Building to explore Manx National Heritage’s film archives. Captured by amateur filmmaker J. Walter Royston, in this session we will explore the ‘sunny days’ of the Island.
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