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.

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Opening Times

Open daily in 2017 from:

1 Apr to 26 May 10 – 4
27 May to 4 Sept 10 – 5
5 Sept to 3 Nov 10 – 4

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 providing multi-site admission.
  • 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.
  • Season Passes for Isle of Man residents.
  • Go Explore Heritage Passes for use with trams, trains and bus transport.
  • 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.
  • Please note concessions may not apply for special events.