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Manx Museum

1 Kingswood Grove, Douglas, IM1 3LY, Isle of Man | 01624 648000 | Website

Venue Description

The Manx Museum is the national museum for the Isle of Man, and is the headquarters of Manx National Heritage. The Manx Museum is bursting with artefacts and treasures unique to the Isle of Man. The Island’s history is presented through film, galleries and interactive displays. It houses the National Art Gallery, the National Library and Archive and also has a gift shop and café. The Manx Museum is the perfect starting point to learn about the history of the Island, and has a vibrant programme of temporary exhibitions and events. The Manx Museum is free to visit and is open Monday – Saturday from 10am – 5pm. It is open all year round excluding Tynwald Day (5 July), Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.


The Manx Museum is based in a Victorian building with a modern extension housing a lecture theatre, education suite and seminar rooms. The galleries are spread over two floors, with the majority being on the ground level. There are a number of steps and stairs throughout the building, all have lifts or ramp access. We have a standard accessible toilet near to the main entrance. Visitors with specific needs are welcome to contact the museum team in advance of their visit and descriptive guided tours can be arranged. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Awards List

Trip Advisor 'Certificate of Excellence'


The Manx Museum has one accessible toilet. It is clearly marked and has level access, with outward opening door and twist lock. With left hand transfer space with a left hand drop down rail, fixed horizontal hand rail to right side of the toilet, vertical hand rail to right side of basin, low level basin with lever mixer tap, emergency pull cord, low level mirror, paper towel dispenser, good overhead lighting (automatic on/off), tiled floor and wall hanging changing mat for young children.


The Manx Museum team receive customer service and disability awareness training – and are always happy to help. Manx National Heritage is committed to improving access to heritage assets for everybody; and is working to embed an inclusive ‘access for all’ philosophy across the organisation and in everything we do. If you would like to speak to a member of our team about visiting the Manx Museum or any other Manx National Heritage site please contact our inclusion champion, Katie King at or 01624 648035.

COVID Precautions

Information about COVID precautions has not been added for this venue.

Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

The Manx Museum has a small garden walkway with tarmacked path and grassed area where dogs can be exercised.

Other assistance dog facilities

Assistance dogs are welcome at the Manx Museum and water bowls are available at reception, please ask.

The venue says it has...

  • Accessible Format
  • Disabled Access
  • Induction Loop
  • Disabled Parking

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