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Manx Aviation and Military Museum

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Enjoyed a trip round here. Some really interesting stories and background to the Manx involvement... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robin H
Port Erin, United Kingdom
Easy to overlook but well worth a visit!

Went to the museum back in August when the Vietnam helicopters were over for the racing. Whilst... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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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
Ronaldsway Airport, Ballasalla IM9 2AT
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed a trip round here. Some really interesting stories and background to the Manx involvement in the wars. Worth a visit!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Robin H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Dbowe5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank suegriffiths
Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

Brilliant small museum with loads and loads of info. Well worth spending a couple of hours in.Very knowledgeable volunteers.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank charlieh829
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Very informative, really brings to home how much the Manx helped during both wars. Interesting restoration of the Morris which I particularly loved

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank garathj2014
Reviewed 14 January 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 29 December 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank WaltR
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 601ashleighw
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Visited after hearing a talk to a local group. Definitely worth the effort, free entry, enthusiastic volunteers on hand to answer questions.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Peter S
12 November 2016|
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
9 September 2015|
Response from Kennypo20 | Reviewed this property |
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.