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Grove Museum of Victorian Life

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Address: Andreas Road, Ramsey IM8 3UA
Phone Number:
+44 1624 812686
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Grove Museum of Victorian Life was developed in the mid 19th century by...

The Grove Museum of Victorian Life was developed in the mid 19th century by the Liverpool shipping merchant Duncan Gibb as a summer retreat for himself and his family.Later, the Victorian villa became the family's permanent residence and family home and a visit to the Grove is like stepping back in time.You'll find a series of period rooms, containing mostly original furnishings and fittings, a costume room, and displays of the possessions of three generations.There's also the opportunity to view the outbuildings, which would have served the substantial adjoining farmland, with agricultural equipment including a restored horse-powered threshing mill on display.Step out into the gardens and you'll be able to see the bees making honey or have a game of croquet on the lawn. Sit and relax in the Conservatory or enjoy a picnic in the Grove's gardens. There is also a museum shop on site.

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A house as it was nearly a century ago

Excellent museum. It is a house which you can wander round at your own pace. It feels as if you have walked in as the owner has just stepped out.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum. It is a house which you can wander round at your own pace. It feels as if you have walked in as the owner has just stepped out.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

firstly a big thank you to Paul who was very pleasant and helpful . the Victorian tells the tale of a Liverpool shipping merchant who came to live in the isle of man with his family it is a very interest museum and story , well worth the visit and very reasonable price , also a nice tea shop on... More 

Thank mrmbest
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Very interesting if you like historical things. Actors were good, rooms can be a bit of a tight squeeze if there's a few in the group but would definitely recommend it.

Thank womanvisitingfamily
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here on the whole. Our tour guide had not long started the role and although she was very pleasant she did not appear to know a great deal of information and pretty much told us a few things we already knew and then we went off to look round on our own. However the house and... More 

Thank Kirstles83
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

An interesting little gem, well worth a visit. Staff were excellent. Very knowledgable . Both my grandparents used to work there , so was of particular interest to us as a family. My mum ( who visited with us ) was thrilled as she remembered going to the house as children. Disappointed that the cafe wasn't open, but didn't spoil... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

The home of the Gibbs family and more lately 2 sisters from the Gibbs family. The contents of the house have not changed since they were girls in the late 19th century. We arrives early and was the only people there, as such we had a personal tour by the one guide on duty. Very interesting place and hearing how... More 

1 Thank mark c
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Should with unusual family artifacts used by one family .includes a garden outbuildings and equipment historially interesting.Helpful staff Ticket available to allow entry to other places of interest on the island for £20 per adult Entry today £5 so well worth it if you want to visit several places during a trip .

Thank niftyfiftyone
Ramsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

An interesting peek into victorian life. There is much to see but the one thing that struck me a odd was a Rocking horse allegedly belonging to the sisters who lived there. It was a 20th century design as far as I can tell. Still it did not detract from the overall sense of stepping back into time.

Thank cjtayl0r
North Yorkshire
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

we visited this after the isle of man race week on a tour round the island, the lady who gave us the guided tour was excellent and made the visit most interesting( sorry i forgot your name) from arriving here to leaving it was a pleasant in everyway, thanks to all the staff and a must visit for anybody going... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

I had read about this house in my research for the trip but didn't think we would have time to include it. As it was we arrived with 40 mins to spare before it closed. It is a real insight into Victorian life and the ladies who staff the establishment did an excellent job explaining about the background to the... More 

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