Manx Museum

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

The Manx Museum 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

Opening Times

Open All Year Round*
Monday – Saturday 10 – 5

Library and Archives open Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 5

From 1 August 2017, the Library and Archives opening times will change to Wednesday – Saturday 10 – 5

* Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Tynwald Day

National Library & Archives closed Mondays, Bank Holidays, between Christmas and New Year and the last week in January.


Free – donations welcome

Things to do an 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
  • The Island at War and its internment camps
  • 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.


Essential Info

Please note:

  • 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
  • From 2 May 2016, the Library and Archives at the Manx Museum will be open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm (closed Mondays, Bank Holidays and the last week in January).
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