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 daily, 9.30 – 4.30pm

Library & Archives Open Wednesday to Saturday, 10am – 4.30pm

Please note, the Bay Room Cafe is temporarily closed and will be re-opening soon.  Thank you for your interest and we look forward to confirming the re-opening date shortly and to extending a warm welcome to you when the Café re-opens.

On Wednesday 17 November the Manx Museum will be closed in the morning for staff training and re-open from 1pm to 4.30pm.  NB: Library & Reading Room will be closed in the morning and open at 1pm.

The Manx Museum will be closed on 25 & 26 December 2021 and 1 January 2022.

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

If you are visiting an event due to be held at the iMuseum, please note the building is located further along Kingswood Grove, next to the Kingswood Honda building.

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

Go Explore Heritage Passes for use with trams, trains and bus transport.

Things to do and see

Don’t miss

  • Introductory film to the Island’s 10,000 year history
  • National Art Gallery
  • 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

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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