Cregneash – Creneash

  • Restaurant / Tearoom
  • Shop
  • Toilets

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 a Manx cat.

Cregneash – Creneash

Opening Times

Cregneash is open daily, 11am – 3pm from the 1st April to the 31st October 2022.

For a full list of Manx National Heritage Opening Times 2022 please click HERE


Adults £8.00
Students over the age of 18 with a valid Student Card £4.00
Children FREE

All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Concessions available

Holiday Passes for visitors.

Group discounts available to pre-booked group visitors of 15 or more paying visitors.
Pre-book in advance.

Free entry available to children aged 5 to 18 with a current student card, including tours.

Student entry half price with a current student card, including tours.

Annual Passes for Isle of Man residents.

Go Explore Heritage Passes for use with trams, trains and bus transport.

Free entry available to members of the Friends of Manx National Heritage, National Trust, English Heritage, CADW, Historic Scotland and organisations holding an agreement with Manx National Heritage.  Entry available to the named member only on presentation of a valid membership card.  Restrictions may apply.  For details, please consult your membership handbook.

Please note: concessions may not apply for special events.


Situated in the South

Settled on an upland plateau, in the shadow of Meayll Hill and overlooking the Calf of Man, Cregneash was one of the last strongholds of the Manx language and customs which characterised the traditional crofting way of life.

Step inside the original cottages to find out how the crofter lived through an engaging experience that includes domestic skills and craft demonstrations as well as stories of their rugged self-sufficient lifestyles.

A walk around Cregneash will reveal some indigenous Manx animal breeds and traditional farming practices. Take some time to enjoy the ever changing seasons and unique natural history.

Take care: For your own comfort and safety, wear sensible shoes and take care on uneven surfaces whilst visiting this site.

Things to do and see

Don’t miss:

  • Wander through the beautiful gardens
  • Our ‘busy-bees’ nature explorer packs, free for children to borrow
  • Meeting our resident Manx cat, who is probably keeping warm by the kitchen fire range in Church Farm
  • A visit to the Creg-y-Shee tea rooms.
  • Neolithic stone circle burial chambers at Meayll Hill


Address: Howe Road, Cregneash, IM9 5PX
Phone: +44 1624 834993

Essential Info

Here are some useful FAQs

Important Visitor Information:

The Department of Infrastructure has given that under section 3 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1985 it will introduce temporary road traffic restrictions between 6.00am on 2 August 2022 and 6.00pm on 23 August 2022 on the A31 Howe Road and Sound Road between its junction with Truggan Road, Port St Mary and its terminus at The Sound Café.

Areas of these road will be subject to a short closure at the beginning of the closure period for repair works to be undertaken, followed by a single day of closure towards the end of closure period to allow for surface dressing of the whole road. The exact dates for the works will be weather dependant, although the Department of Infrastructure has confirmed that the road will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic on Tuesday 9 August.

August 2022 – Roadworks – Public Notice

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