Places To Visit: Cregneash

Cregneash is an illustration of the traditional Manx farming and crofting way of life. You will see heavy horses, indigenous Loghtan sheep, shorthorn cows, pigs and Manx cats.


Opening Times

Daily 28 May to 4 Sept 2016 10am – 5pm
Daily 4 Sept to 30 Oct 2016 10am – 4pm

Postcode: IM9 5PX

  • Restaurant / Tearoom
  • Shop
  • Toilets

Situated in the South

Settled on an upland plateau, in the shadow of Meayll Hill and overlooking the Calf of Man, Cregneash was one of the last strongholds of the Manx language and customs which characterised the traditional crofting way of life.

Step inside the original cottages to find out how the crofter lived through an engaging experience that includes domestic skills and craft demonstrations as well as stories of their rugged self-sufficient lifestyles.

A walk around Cregneash will reveal some indigenous Manx animal breeds and traditional farming practices. Take some time to enjoy the ever changing seasons and unique natural history.

Take care: For your own comfort and safety, wear sensible shoes and take care on uneven surfaces whilst visiting this site.

Don’t miss:

  • Neolithic stone circle burial chambers at Meayll Hill
  • See, touch, taste and smell the seasonal produce on the Garden Walk
  • Our ‘busy-bees’ nature explorer packs, free for children to borrow
  • Stroke a Manx cat who is probably keeping warm by a kitchen fire range
  • A delicious afternoon tea in Creg-y-shee tea rooms
  • Traditional Hop tu Naa celebrations at the end of October

Concessions available:

  • Holiday Passes for multi-site admissions
  • Group discounts available to pre-booked group visitors of 15 or more paying visitors. Pre-book in advance.
  • Free entry available to Isle of Man School children with a valid ACE card sponsored by Lloyds Bank
  • Free entry available to members of the Friends of Manx National Heritage, National Trust, English Heritage, CADW, Historic Scotland and organisations holding an agreement with Manx National Heritage.  Entry available to the named member only on presentation of a valid membership card.  Restrictions may apply.  For details, please consult your membership handbook
  • Season Passes for Isle of Man residents
  • Please note concessions may not apply for special events