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 Manx cats.

Cregneash – Creneash

Opening Times

Workshops at Cregneash

Join Manx National Heritage at Cregneash for a series of traditional workshops every Wednesday. Learn new skills and hear the stories of the people who lived and worked in the village.

Wednesday, 10am or 1pm
Standard workshop time: 2hr
To book your tickets please click here

Tea & Tours

Step into Manx history as your guide opens up the traditional cottages of the past and tells the stories of the people who lived and worked at Cregneash. Whilst you are guided through the village keep a look out for our four legged friends, from Loghtan sheep to Manx cats.
After the tour ends enjoy refreshments in the cafe (part of your ticket price) and continue to explore the beautiful gardens and surrounding countryside. Take care whilst walking, some surfaces may be uneven.

Thursday & Friday at 11am – 12:30pm & 1pm – 2:30pm 
Standard guided tour time: 1 hr
Please wear suitable footwear

Please note: the buildings in Cregneash will only be open during tour times.

For Thursday tickets please click here
For Friday tickets please click here

Please note Bus Service 28 that serves Cregneash and the Sound has now ended until Spring 2021.

For full details of Manx National Heritage site opening times click here.


Adults £7.00
Children / Students FREE

Concessions available

Holiday Passes providing multi-site admission.

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

Free entry available to Isle of Man School children with a valid ACE card.

Annual Passes for Isle of Man residents.

New Annual Passes Purchased before 20 March 2020

To account for the time we have had to close our sites due to COVID-19 we will be adding an extension onto all original expiry dates.

  • Annual Passes that are due to expire after 20 March 2020 will now expire on Sunday 1 November 2020.
  • Annual Passes purchased from 12 June 2020 will expire on 31 October 2021.

Please note: if you have purchased an Annual Pass and have not yet used it, the pass will be valid for 12 months from the date of first use.

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:

  • Neolithic stone circle burial chambers at Meayll Hill
  • See, touch, taste and smell the seasonal produce growing in our gardens
  • Our ‘busy-bees’ nature explorer packs, free for children to borrow
  • Stroke a Manx cat who is probably keeping warm by a kitchen fire range
  • A delicious afternoon tea in Creg-y-Shee tea rooms


Address: Howe Road, Cregneash, IM9 5PX
Phone: +44 1624 834849

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