Cregneash – Creneash

  • Restaurant / Tearoom
  • Shop
  • Toilets

In a scenic location, on a plateau overlooking the Calf of Man, Cregneash is the oldest open-air folk museum in Britain. Cregneash village was one of the last strongholds of the Manx language and today you can step back in time to see how crofters used to live and work in a farming community on the Island. Inside traditional Manx cottages you will experience some of the stories, skills and craft demonstrations and outside, you can explore the farm, gardens and country walks in stunning scenery and natural surroundings.

Cregneash – Creneash


Whilst exploring the village and the surrounding land, you are likely to come across Loaghtan sheep, shorthorn cows and Manx cats and for light refreshments, Creg-y-Shee Tea Rooms is located at the heart of the village.

A number of the cottages at Cregneash are thatched in the traditional Manx style, unique to the Isle of Man. Harry Kelly’s cottage is located in the centre of the village and is a fine example of a Manx home of the period, where knitting and weaving often took place in the small living area. Wearing traditional dress, our team can be found weaving, knitting and completing craftworks at the Farm House during your visit. From the delightful garden at Ned Beg’s cottage, there are stunning views across to the Calf of Man.

Traditional methods of farming are still in use around the main areas of Cregneash and as you meander through the village you will see many Manx native birds.

From the village, there are a number of stunning walks available in the surrounding countryside including to the Sound, Meayll Hill (a megalithic chambered tomb) and to the rock formations at the Chasms.

Cregneash Village is one of 26 registered Dark Sky Discovery Sites on the Isle of Man.

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.

Things to See and Do

Don’t miss:

  • Traditional Manx thatched cottages
  • Stunning walks in the surrounding countryside and along the coast
  • Megalithic chambered tomb at nearby Meayll Hill
  • Spot seals at the Sound
  • Meet our resident Manx cat
  • A visit to the Creg-y-Shee tea rooms



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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