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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 reviews well worth a visit ronaldsway airport second world war men and women military museum isle of man interesting exhibits personal stories a real gem packed full run by volunteers friendly and knowledgeable staff anti aircraft happy to answer any questions well thought out brilliant place free entry
Went to the museum back in August when the Vietnam helicopters were over for the racing.
Whilst they were good to see, the museum was so much better, it really brought to life the stories of Manx people who fought in both world wars and...More
I have driven past this collection of huts for years, without more than a cursory glance. It took a wet day and a trip out to entertain my parents, that led me to actually venture in. So glad I did. Such an impressive and poignant...More
Wonderfully created museum run by volunteers charting the efforts made by Manx men & women in the 2 world wars. The museum has brought together a large number of artefacts from the island's people.
Very informative staff greet you on arrival, we met Terry, who...More
Although modest in size, as when viewed from the road, this museum offers a wealth of nicely curated aviation artifacts, spanning the period between the first heavier-than-air flight on I.O.M. through present day. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are icing on the cake. Well worth...More
Whilst waiting to fly back to Bristol and with really horrendous weather we spent a couple of hours here. Relatively small, a bit cramped and higgledy piggledy this museum has a charm all of its own. All on one level and in old nissan huts...More
Myself and my partner recently went. I didn’t really know what to expect, but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves learning about the islands history. It’s fascinating seeing all the bits they have on display with plenty of information to go with it. It’s definitely worth popping...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.