Every item we collect is significant, either because it is connected with a certain person or event, or because it is representative of a particular aspect of life on the Isle of Man.
One of the oldest objects is the skeleton of the extinct Giant Deer, which roamed the Island during the Ice Age and died about 14,500 years ago, over four thousand years before the earliest evidence of human habitation yet found on the Island.
Some items are unique and priceless; others were once commonplace, but in all cases they form part of the history of the Isle of Man and show what life was like on the Island. You’ll find these objects on display at the Manx Museum. Here are a few favourites.