Places To Visit: Grove Museum of Victorian Life

Built by the Gibbs, a wealthy merchant family from Liverpool as their summer retreat. Later it became the permanent family home.  The Gibb sisters, Alice and Janet continued to live in the house until their deaths in the 1970’s.  The house provides a real insight into the lives of this family from Victorian times to the 20th Century.

The Grove House autumn

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: IM8 3UA

  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments

Situated in Ramsey

The Grove Museum of Victorian Life tells the story of the Gibb family and their Victorian summer retreat, which later became their permanent residence and family home. Beautifully preserved to provide an intriguing insight into life in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, a visit to the house, outbuildings and country garden is like stepping back in time.

Don’t miss

  • Victorian furniture, fashion and fineries
  • Bee hives
  • Farm equipment including a horse drawn threshing mill
  • A game of croquet on the lawns by The Conservatory
  • Ducks and Loghtan sheep
  • Gifts and souvenirs from the Grove Museum Shop
  • A ride on the Manx Electric Railway to or from Ramsey

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.

Please note The Grove Conservatory changed its daily operation in 2016 and is now available for visitors to sit and enjoy hot and cold refreshments from The Grove Shop and ‘bring your own’ family picnics. It will also be available to book for special occasions and pre-booked groups of 15 or more.