Grove Museum of Victorian Life – Thie Tashtee ‘Yn Chell’

  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments

Built by the Gibbs, a wealthy merchant family from Liverpool as their summer retreat. Later it became the permanent family home. The Gibb sisters, Alice and Janet continued to live in the house until their deaths in the 1970’s. The house provides a real insight into the lives of this family from Victorian times to the 20th Century.

Grove Museum of Victorian Life – Thie Tashtee ‘Yn Chell’

Opening Times

Closed for essential winter works and site maintenance.


In line with the advice from the Isle of Man Government all Manx National Heritage sites are closed until further notice.

Thank you for your patience and support during these difficult times – we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

For more information please visit our Coronavirus update page.

Further details regarding our 2021 opening times and dates to follow.


Adults £5.50
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 Ramsey

The Grove Museum of Victorian Life (Thie Tashtee ‘Yn Chell’) tells the story of the Gibb family and their Victorian summer retreat, which later became their permanent residence and family home. Beautifully preserved to provide an intriguing insight into life in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, a visit to the house, outbuildings and country garden is like stepping back in time.

Things to do and see

Don’t miss

  • Victorian furniture, fashion and fineries
  • Bee hives
  • Farm equipment including a horse drawn threshing mill
  • A game of croquet on the lawns by The Conservatory
  • Ducks and Loghtan sheep
  • Gifts and souvenirs from the Grove Museum Shop
  • A ride on the Manx Electric Railway to or from Ramsey


Address: Andreas Road, Ramsey, IM8 3UA
Phone: +44 1624 812686

Essential Info

We’ve introduced some new measures to keep you safe during your visit:

  • PPE equipment has been introduced to protect you and our staff
  • Please respect other visitors who may still wish to follow social distance measures
  • Please use the hand sanitiser stations provided.

Please always check this page before you travel.

Thank you for your patience and support during these difficult times. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Here are some useful FAQ’s 

Please note The Grove Conservatory is now exclusively available for visitors to sit and enjoy hot and cold refreshments from The Grove Shop and ‘bring your own’ family picnics.


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