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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
LaurieTEX
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The Woodlands, Texas
Real History

Very good preservation of the history of the people of the island. Difficult to get to (via Public... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Paul C
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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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
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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 and look out for the Victorian pillar box near the church (set in the wall)

Date of experience: September 2018
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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 the most glorious food.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kay C
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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 turned into a folk museum by Manx heritage. It is like stepping back 1950 years with its open peat fire, basic furniture, loft for storage and cut down four poster bed.

Over the years Manx Heritage have gradually acquired other properties in the village and there is now a 1900s farm, small ruined farm complete with very basic cow shed with a ‘machine’ to teach the children how to milk. There is a blacksmith and weavers (although that was shut for restoration when we visited. Ned Beg’s cottage has information boards about the Manx language with recordings of Harry Kelly speaking. In another cottage there are dressing up clothes for the children.

There is a small shop as well as cafe (good cakes). Some of the cottages are still privately owned and visitors are asked to respect this. The small church is always open and services are still held here.

Staff are excellent and there is a costumed interpreter in Harry Kelly’s cottage and the 1900s farm. Allow plenty of time to sit and listen to them and all the stories. Ask plenty of questions as the information just flows.

This is an excellent place to visit and shows Manx heritage off at its best. Visit on a dry day as there is little shelter and it can be windy!

It also makes a good base for walking - to the chasms and then Port St Mary or the Sound. Alternatively walk up Mull hill to find Meall Stone Circle and then drop down to Port Erin.

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
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