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Not big but interesting

If you have a nautical bent then this place will appeal to you. I found the most interesting room... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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A pleasant little museum in a nice setting

The armed yacht "Peggy" was discovered holed up here & this gives the building its fame. The yacht... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Isle of Man
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The Nautical Museum in Castletown is home to one of the world's oldest yachts - the Peggy - which was found in 1935 concealed in a contemporary boat cellar. The Peggy had lain undisturbed and undiscovered for 100 years after her owner, Captain...more
Bridge Street, Castletown IM9 1AX
+44 1624 648017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have a nautical bent then this place will appeal to you. I found the most interesting room was the cellar where Peggy was built & recently after some new excavation found what looks like her ‘dry dock’ where built:

Thank Restless59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this small museum is worth a visit,,it tells the tale of the peggy a small boat with a retractible keel and canons of when it used to sail into the lake district marauding, the dock is now blocked from the harbour but the peggy and...More

Thank Stanley C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The armed yacht "Peggy" was discovered holed up here & this gives the building its fame. The yacht has now been removed for restoration but the museum is still very interesting & tells the story of the Quayle's who lived here & their exploits. It...More

Thank manxmanpaul
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

We visited here and am pleased we did. It is only a small museum but is an interesting place. A man called Billy works there and gave us an interesting talk about the fishing boat called Peggy and the man George Quayle and his family...More

Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Came to visit and have a relaxed look around. Only to be asked, abruptly, if we were all together, then told we needed to get out of the way due to a coach load arriving. Keep in mind this is a chargeable museum, when 6...More

Thank VegiPerspective
Reviewed 11 May 2018

This is quite a small museum but very intriguing and provides a great insight into the maritime history and smuggling. If you are lucky you will be shown round by Billy, who is clearly passionate about the history and very engaging.

Thank rexbarker
Reviewed 24 April 2018

The museum is only small but Billy's tales of the history of George Quayle's Boathouse and the boat Peggy was absolutely fascinating. Though the boat is no longer there as it is being restored you can visual what occurred in those times.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 13 April 2018

I really wish we had had a longer time to spend here it was so interesting and our guide Billy was so enthusiastic and happy to share his passion for the museum and its contents with us.Not to be missed.

Thank beryl112016
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We only had a brief time to visit but because National Trust and English Heritage membership gets you in free, we had a quick visit. Lots of original artefacts and set in a historic boathouse. At present one of the main exhibits is away for...More

Thank Sam3314
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Varied display depicting the nautical history of the Isle of Man with many original artifacts. Chance for children to dress up. Member of staff very friendly and knowledgable - feel free to ask questions. The sail loft has a very distinctive smell.

Thank Randoman1
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Response from B F | Reviewed this property |
As I was with a group where we’d paid in advance for everything we did on the island, and I belong to English Heritage anyway, I’m really not sure about this venue, but I think I gave a donation towards the showing of Betty... More