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“An unexpected gem”

Grove Museum of Victorian Life
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Ramsey
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Grove Museum of Victorian Life was developed in the mid 19th century by the Liverpool shipping merchant Duncan Gibb as a summer retreat for himself and his family.Later, the Victorian villa became the family's permanent residence and family home and a visit to the Grove is like stepping back in time.You'll find a series of period rooms, containing mostly original furnishings and fittings, a costume room, and displays of the possessions of three generations.There's also the opportunity to view the outbuildings, which would have served the substantial adjoining farmland, with agricultural equipment including a restored horse-powered threshing mill on display.Step out into the gardens and you'll be able to see the bees making honey or have a game of croquet on the lawn. Sit and relax in the Conservatory or enjoy a picnic in the Grove's gardens. There is also a museum shop on site.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

We came upon this by chance and decided to pop in to kill some time. What a find! We were the only ones there and were treated to a fantastic tour by a lady who was clearly very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The property itself is pretty much as it was left all those years ago, with lots of the owners personal effects on show. This visit even managed to entertain a typically bored teenager! Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 2 November 2013

This house shows many aspects of Victorian life. The lady who stewards the house is a mine of information, and make the visit very enjoyable. There are few chances to see this sort of history, as houses like the Grove are becoming more difficult to find. One of it's main attractions is that it has not been redecorated since Victorian times, and I believe that the house has unique features which anyone interested in the period will find fascinating.

Thank wref
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

old house left pretty well as the elderly spinsters who lived there had it, some interesting extra exhibits and displays also

Thank ryalto
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We went here on the of chance that the attraction would be a way to see history while keeping dry.
We had not seen it as one of the museums or attractions that was advertised well so we thought taking a punt would be worth while. As the only museum on the island we had to pay for it was worth the fee. The history of the house has been kept well with it not altering from the 1970's when the last of the family died. We spent an hour in the house with a guide who seemed to know the history of the house from top to toe. The cafe as well was like a step back in history with the old fashioned tea cups which fitted the house well.

Thank stcpres2n
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

This house was left to the Manx people by two sisters who had lived in the house since birth. The place is untouched and is a beautiful example of how things were. The place is packed with articles, jewellery, and artefacts of a bygone age. The outbuildings contain farming implements and machinery again giving an insight into how things were. Well worth a visit

Thank Barry C
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