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Manx Aviation and Military Museum

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New RAF room calibrating 100yrs of service

Just visited the Islands hidden gem for the 3rd at the museum and came to see the RAF exhibition... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
terence j
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Port St Mary, United Kingdom
Superb !!

Don't be put off by the uninspiring exterior, this museum is a little gem ! It's like a tardis... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EBUman
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Lancashire
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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
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Ronaldsway Airport, Ballasalla IM9 2AT
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+44 1624 829294
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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. You can also enjoy...More

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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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Moyra A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Maureen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Han B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've lived on the Isle of Man for over 30 years and have never visited this charming and well laid out gem. I had a great time and will be back with my grandsons. This is a "must see"

1  Thank Ray H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Beagle82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Ronald_C_Walker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a look with some interesting exhibits. Not a large place but good to check out if you're in the area

Thank Jerry H
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Peter S
12 November 2016|
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Response from Digr | Property representative |
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
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AdrianIsleofMan
9 September 2015|
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On our visits to the iom aviation museum we have always found the staff to be very cordial and willing to show and explain the various exhibits there.they do a first class job.
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