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The National Folk Museum at Cregneash

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Waking Ned Devine fan gets to see village from the movie

Unfortunately I had to travel after tourist season so the Museum was not operating. My main reason... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2018
The Woodlands, Texas
historic village

Cregneash shows the manx way of life in a relaxed informal way ,well worth a visit although you... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
David W
Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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“living museum”(9 reviews)
“rural life”(7 reviews)
Set in beautiful countryside in the south of the Isle of Man you’ll find a number of thatched Manx cottages at Cregneash which are open for you to explore and enjoy.Visit Harry Kelly’s cottage where there’ll be Bonnag cooking on the fire, speak to...more
Cregneash Road, Cregneash IM9 5PX
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Reviewed 3 December 2018

Unfortunately I had to travel after tourist season so the Museum was not operating. My main reason to visit the island was to see areas used in the filming of the movie. I was not disappointed. The Isle of Man is incredibly beautiful!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LaurieTEX
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Cregneash shows the manx way of life in a relaxed informal way ,well worth a visit although you will need a car to visit, neds cottage is homely & very interesting.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David W
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Very good preservation of the history of the people of the island. Difficult to get to (via Public Transport), but worth the effort. Must come alive when part of a recreation day

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul C
Reviewed 15 September 2018

A lot explore and people in costume explain the origins, operation of the buildings in detail. The buildings are dotted among houses currently lived in and labelled as private dwellings, although the church is open for visits. There wonderful views across the Cal of Man...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Derek H
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Not the easiest to find in the car. It is accessible to walkers and by bus. Not a large attraction but staffed by passionate and knowledgeable people prepared to share stories and practical skills. There is a small gift shop and a tea room producing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kay C
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Cregneash is a small village of traditional Manx cottages with thatched roofs. At the southern tip of the island it was very isolated and the last place where Manx was spoken. When Harry Kelly died in the 1950s his cottage was recognised as unique and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Whilst on a four day coach trip visited this charming village. Started with a film show guides are local saw some Manx cats. Well worth a visit. There is a tea room and gift shop

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lesandrog
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The National Folk Museum is well worth a visit if you are doing the rounds of all the Manx Heritage sites like we were. I visited with two kids aged 9 and 11. We really didn't pick a good day for it though. There was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Roll_and_stroll
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Cregneash may be out of the way but is worth a visit. All of the houses were well looked after and have many of their original features and contents. Which makes it fell as if the occupants have simply got up and walked out of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hannah H
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Enjoyed our visit to Cregneash, the day we went they were shearing the sheep and it was really interesting to watch. It was really eyeopening going round the village to see how people lived and the people in their cotumes gave it an authentic feel...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 304hilaryf
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Suzanne S
24 July 2018|
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Response from jsy444 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. It is free entry if you have a heritage Go card which gives you free transport on all the trains, trams, buses etc.
Sinnejo E
13 March 2017|
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Response from johnwQ1928NJ | Reviewed this property |
There are many buildings in the Cregneash Folk Museum, including Harry Kelly's Cottage.