Manx Museum – Thie Tashtee Vannin

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Located in the centre of the City of Douglas, the Manx Museum is bursting with artefacts unique to the Isle of Man.

Manx Museum – Thie Tashtee Vannin

Opening Times

Open daily 9.30am – 4.30pm.

Quiet Times – during non-school holidays our quieter times at the Manx Museum are generally between 9.30am & 11.30am every day except Saturdays

Our Library & Archives open Wednesday to Saturday, 10am – 4.30pm.





FREE – Suggested donation £10

All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Your admission

  • Admission to the Manx Museum is free, although we suggest a £10 voluntary donation to Manx National Heritage (Isle of Man registered charity no. 603), supporting our charity’s work in caring for the Isle of Man’s most cherished places and spaces, including historic buildings, landscapes, archives and museum collections.
  • Some special events may incur an additional admission charge.
  • 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 to all Manx National Heritage sites 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.


Come and explore our tardis of time – from the stone age to the modern era, with interactive displays and films throughout the site.  With more Viking silver per sq km than England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, head straight to our Viking Gallery to be immersed in the Island’s rich Viking and Celtic heritage. If the natural world is of interest, make your way to the Natural History Gallery.

The National Art Gallery contains work from a number of famous artists including Archibald Knox, William Hoggatt and John Miller Nicholson.  Wartime internment is represented, including some amazing artworks by talented artists.

The contents of the Manx Museum reveal stories about how we have grown as a nation and also provide a constant source of inspiration for each new generation. By exploring this diverse collection with curiosity and wonder we can understand who we are, where we came from, where we live and where we are going.

There is also a national library and well stocked archives for those visitors keen to explore the Island’s history further (open Wednesday to Saturday, 10am – 4.30pm).

For a special keepsake from your visit, or to purchase gifts to take home, there is a well-stocked gift shop within the Museum, or you can order online at 100% of profits from your purchase supports our charity’s work, conserving, protecting and promoting the culture and heritage of the Isle of Man.

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
  • Download the Bloomberg Connects app, a free digital guide that takes you deeper into the Manx Museum
  • Refreshments in the Bay Room Café – please note the café is temporarily closed.
  • 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

What Three Words: visit.sums.gentle

Transport: Buses 3, 3A, 22, 22H, 25, 25H

Horse Tram Broadway Stop, Manx Electric Railway and Steam Railway Douglas stops


Essential Info

Drone Policy: The flying of drones is not permitted at the Manx Museum.

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.

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.

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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