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Manx Museum

Manx Museum
Photograph courtesy of Elly Reynolds

The Manx Museum – known as ‘Thie Tashtee Vannin’ in Manx Gaelic (Treasure House of Mann) – is home to artefacts and treasures unique to the Isle of Man and the perfect place to discover Manx history and culture. 


Opened in 1922, the museum was extended during a two-year project that began in 1986 and the 'new' Manx Museum was opened in 1989 by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, Lord of Mann.



The building houses a lecture/film theatre accommodating more than 200 people, the national art gallery, map gallery, archeology gallery and a temporary exhibition gallery.


The nearby iMuseum on Kingswood Grove holds more than 150 years of newsprint, 55,000 baptism records from 1800 to 1878 and 3000 photographs of Manx people and place - the perfect place to research Manx family connections.



Frequently Asked Questions 

What are the opening hours?

The museum is open all year Monday to Saturday, from 10am until 5pm.


How much does it cost to visit?

The Manx Museum is free to visit.


Is there a café/restaurant?

The Bay Room Café within the Museum sells a selection of refreshments.


Is there a gift shop?

The museum has a large gift shop selling a range of gifts and souvenirs.


Can I hire facilities at the Manx Museum?

Yes. Please contact the Manx Museum. See 'Useful Links' and 'Contact Details' opposite.


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Last modified on Saturday, 13 February 2016 14:37

Useful Links

Contact Details

  • Manx Museum
    01624 648000