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This independent museum features the aviation heritage of the Isle of Man and tells the stories of the Island and its people in wartime. The museum, a registered charity, tells TWO exciting stories - the aviation and military heritage of the Isle of...more
All reviewswell worth a visitsecond world warronaldsway airportinteresting exhibitsisle of manextensive collectionpersonal storiesamazing storiespacked fullrun by volunteershappy to answer any questionsmilitary museumanti aircraftmemorial gardenfree admissiontt weekfew hours
Just visited the Islands hidden gem for the 3rd at the museum and came to see the RAF exhibition that Ivor Ramsden the curator finished a few weeks ago Again the the incredible detail and stories that went on in the Isle of Man since...More
Don't be put off by the uninspiring exterior, this museum is a little gem !
It's like a tardis inside, full of interesting items, pictures and stories.
We were even made a cup of tea by the lovely couple running it.
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Digr, Museum Director at Manx Aviation and Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
Many thanks for giving us our 125th review on Tripadvisor, and thanks for your kind remarks. Your comment about the uninspiring exterior is quite correct and we are keen to improve it. We've thought long and hard about how to make the museum look more...More
We have lived on the Island for more than thirty years and never been before, but what a gem we were missing. We had visitors whose father flew Mosquitos, so decided to take them to visit. What a treat, especially if you have Manx relatives...More
Whilst primarily going to see the 100th anniversary exhibition of the RAF we found much more to see. Two and a half hours later and we had started to skim the exhibits! This is a museum worth several return visits in order to take the...More
Everytime we visit, we always try and aim for a couple of times. It is so deceptive the size of the collection and space; the amount of historical items the are so well displayed and thought out. The staff (volunteers), are so enthusiastic, knowledgeable and...More
This is not a large museum but it is packed full of information. Lots of personal stories of wartime experiences, some of which bought a tear to your eye. Loads of artifacts etc and the whole place is very well set out and clean and...More
Great visit to the Manx aviation and military museum. The tour guide was so knowledgable and I found out so many interesting facts about the Isle of Man aviation history. I love history and the war exhibition has some real gems that you probably wouldn’t...More
The museum is situated in two hangers at Ronaldsway Airport, and deals with the Island's aviation history (It spent WW2 mainly training Fleet Air Arm crews - the airport itself started life as an airbase) The Island mostly managed to avoid the direct privations of...More
Thanks for your enquiry. The "Spitfire" now belongs to Isle of Man Bus & Rail and has had a none-too-accurate repaint to resemble MK II Spitfire P7966 which was a Manx presentation aircraft flown by Douglas Bader. We are now... More
Thanks for your enquiry. The "Spitfire" now belongs to Isle of Man Bus & Rail and has had a none-too-accurate repaint to resemble MK II Spitfire P7966 which was a Manx presentation aircraft flown by Douglas Bader. We are now doubtful about the history of the thing because it doesn't resemble the replicas built for "Piece of Cake". If you do a Google image search on " Spitfire Snaefell " you will see several photos of it when it was placed near the summit of Snaefell during the summer. Please contact us via the contact page on the museum's website if you require further information.