Manx Museum – Thie Tashtee Vannin

  • Restaurant / Tearoom
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Wheelchair Access

The Manx Museum (Thie Tashtee Vannin) is bursting with artefacts and treasures unique to the Isle of Man.  The Island’s 10,000 year history is presented through film, galleries and interactive displays. The perfect starting point on your journey of discovery around our Island and its Viking and Celtic past.

Manx Museum – Thie Tashtee Vannin

Opening Times

Opening Times

1st August – 1st November 2020

Open Daily, 10am – 4pm

*Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.*

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

The Bay Room Café is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm. Further details can be found here.

For information on our National Library & Archives services please click here.

Please be advised that there are currently road closures on Douglas promenade which may affect your journey to the museum please visit MyProm for more information.


Free – recommended donation £5.

Things to do and see

Don’t miss

  • Introductory film to the Island’s 10,000 year history
  • National Art Gallery
  • Interactive children’s gallery. The theme is currently ‘Theatreland’
  • Viking hoards of silver and gold in the Viking Gallery
  • The story of Tynwald, the oldest continuous Parliament in the world
  • Manx landscape, wildlife and habitats in the Natural History Gallery
  • Mann At War gallery, exploring the experiences of Manx men, women and children in conflict from 1750 to the present day.
  • The world-famous TT races, legendary riders and their motorbikes
  • The Holiday Isle in its heyday as a tourist destination from Victorian times
  • Gifts and souvenirs in our Gallery Shop
  • Refreshments in the Bay Room Cafe
  • Visit our latest temporary exhibition
  • Visit the National Library & Archive and uncover stories on iMuseum.


Address: Kingswood Grove, Douglas, IM1 3LY
Phone: +44 1624 648000

Essential Info

When visiting the Manx Museum:

  • Please use contactless payments where possible.
  • Please respect other visitors who may still wish to follow social distance measures
  • Please use the hand sanitiser stations provided.

For more information on how we’re opening and what to expect from your visit, click here. Please always check this page before your travel.

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

Here are some useful FAQ’s  


The museum is accessible by taking the lift to level 8 of Chester Street Car Park and walking across the adjacent footbridge. Access is also available via Crellin’s Hill, although this is a steep Walk and via the Garden Entrance at the bottom of Crellin’s Hill.  Disabled parking spaces are also available immediately outside the museum entrance, with level access into the museum.

Changing Place Facility:

The Museum features the Isle of Man’s first publically accessible Changing Place toilet, offering safe and clean toilet facilities for people with multiple and complex disabilities.

The facility includes:

  • a sizeable changing room for disabled people and carers
  • height adjustable changing bench
  • overhead power tracked hoist (please note all users are required to bring their own sling)
  • adjustable washbasin
  • centrally placed toilet with room either side for carers
  • separate quiet space available

Designed with the input of the Changing Places Consortium, disabled people and their carers, the facility is available to help people with complex needs stay out longer in the Isle of Man’s capital, visit the Manx Museum and enjoy the surrounding area.

Kindly funded by the Manx Lottery Trust and Manx Museum and National Trust (Isle of Man registered charity no. 603).

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