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

Open daily 9.30am – 4.30pm

Library & Archives open from 5 January 2023. Wednesday to Saturday, 10am – 4.30pm.

Please note the Bay Room Café is temporarily closed at this time.

For a full list of Manx National Heritage Opening Times 2023 please click HERE

During non-school holidays our quieter times at this site are generally between 9.30am & 11.30am every day except Saturdays.

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

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.



FREE – Suggested donation £10

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

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


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 – please note the cafe 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

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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