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

Open from 28th March – 3rd November 2024

10am – 4.30pm

Last entry 4pm


Adults £10

Children FREE (children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult)

Students £5 (over the age of 18 with a valid Student Card)


Your admission

  • Some special events may incur an additional admission charge.
  • Student discount is available on production of a valid student card.
  • Group discounts are available to pre-booked group visitors of 15 or more paying visitors booked 7 days in advance. Find out more.
  • Holiday and Annual Passes – admission is only permitted on production of a valid card. Cards are valid for the named person and are not transferable. ID may also be requested.  Free access is for 14 days from the first day of use on a Holiday Pass and 1 Year from first date of use on an Annual Pass for Isle of Man residents.
  • Free admission is available to children under 18 years of age, persons accompanying a disabled visitor, Go Explore Heritage and Go Platinum Reserve Passes for use with trams, trains and bus transport and Members of the Friends of Manx National Heritage 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 on our reciprocal arrangements, please consult your membership handbook.


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

What Three Words: soups.blatant.relieving

Transport: Buses 1, 1A, 1H, 2, 2A, 11, 11A, 12 & 12A to Port Erin and Port St Mary

Isle of Man Steam Railway Port Erin or Port St Mary Stop.


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