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Museums in the Isle of Man

The museums on the Isle of Man give you and your family the chance to really discover the Island's unique and exciting past during your holiday. With a range of locations and themes you can easily make the museums part of a longer trip around the Island using the various methods of transport available.

Experience history on the Manx Steam Railway to Douglas before stopping off at the Manx Museum to learn about the Islands history. Packed with artefacts and information the museum also has the national art gallery full of famous artists, the start of the "Story of Mann" trail and a great cafe to grab some lunch and a drink.

In Peel the House of Mannanan, sea-god and protector of the Manx People, will guide you through the Viking and Celtic history of the Isle of Man. There is also plenty of nautical history here to keep your family entertained.

If nautical history interests you then another trip on the steam railway is in order, this time to the ancient capital of Mann, Castletown. As well as Castle Rushen this town holds the nautical museum housing the ship "The Peggy", found in 1930 after over 100 years undiscovered in a modern boat cellar. With trap doors, reconstructions and details of the exploits of Captain Quayle, alleged smuggler, this is a place for the entire family to enjoy.