Visit Cregneash for a living, working illustration of life in a typical 19th century Manx upland crofting community.
The picturesque village of Cregneash was one of the last strongholds of the traditional customs, crafts, and skills which characterised the Manx crofter’s way of life.
Set in beautiful countryside in the south of the Island you’ll find a number of thatched Manx cottages which are open for you to explore.
Visit Manxman Harry Kelly’s cottage where there’ll be Manx Bonnag cooking on the fire, speak to the village’s joiner and blacksmith and attend a service at St Peter’s Church.
You’ll also see the fields being worked with horse-drawn equipment, villagers thatching the roofs, dying wool, spinning, weaving and wood turning and have a chance to learn about the growing and preparation of Manx food.
In the fields surrounding Cregneash you’ll spot plough horses, shorthorn cows and Manx Loaghtan sheep.
Feel free to amble long the country lanes to the Meayll Circle (a megalithic chambered tomb) or explore the rock formations at the Chasms.
Opening Times and Admission
The National Folk Museum at Cregneash is open daily from March to November.
Between March 31st and May 31st and September 1st to November 5th the museum is open from 10am to 4pm. Between June 1st and August 31st the museum is open from 10am to 5pm.
Admission costs £4.50 for adults and £2.25 for children. A family ticket, consisting of two adults and two children, costs £11.
There is a car park on site. Disabled parking and access is available.
Location and Contact
The National Folk Museum at Cregneash, Cregneash Road, Cregneash, IM9 5PX.
For more information telephone 01624 648017 or visit www.manxnationalheritage.im.