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Manx Museum Shop: Closed for Stock Taking


Our shop will be closed for stocktaking on Thursday 26 January 2017.

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Cregneash scene

Folklore, History & Paganism


Professor Hutton explores why many British scholars between 1870 and 1970, especially folklore collectors, obsessed with the idea that the countryside was a timeless place carrying on ancient practices and belief.

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Selection of newspaper covers

Library Closure

–24/01/2017 – 28/01/2017

The Manx Museum Library will be temporarily closed for completion of our annual inventory from 24 - 28 January 2017.

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Introduction to Silk Painting: Manx Folklore


Master the basics of silk painting with Jean Buck from the Isle of Man Silk Painters Guild and learn about the beauty of Manx Folklore illustration.

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Stars at Lhen beach near Andreas, Isle of Man

Stargazing Evening: In the footsteps of King Orry

–17/02/2017 – 18/02/2017

An evening stargazing with Howard Parkin of Astromanx in the surroundings of our beautiful thatched cottage and nearby beach at The Lhen.

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Themselves (The Little People) illustration by Juan Moore

Draw Folks, Fairies & Themselves


Create characters from Manx fairy tales and folklore stories in this illustration workshop with Manx artist Juan Moore.

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Jormungand, the Midgard Serpert from Norse mythology illustration by Juan Moore

Draw Victorious Vikings in Valhalla


Create legendary Vikings in this illustration workshop with Manx artist Juan Moore.

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Western Photographic Society Exhibition

–14/01/2017 – 25/02/2017

An exhibition by Western Photographic Society, featuring contemporary photographers interpretation of Manx Heritage and Culture, with images from the 1940s to the present day.

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Egg Rolling


An annual family favourite, bring along your home decorated hard-boiled eggs for the best decorated egg competition. Bring your plain hard boiled eggs along to enter the Egg Rolling Challenge

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Grave Goods - Valhalla Exhibition

Valhalla – Life and Death in Viking Britain

–22/10/2016 – 21/04/2017

The Vikings had strong beliefs in life after death and how their dead were commemorated and celebrated. Discover the evidence in this latest collaboration from Jorvik.

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Otherworlds Trail

–11/02/2017 – 23/04/2017

Join our trails at the Manx Museum and House of Manannan to discover the fascinating worlds of folklore and Norse mythology.

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Sophia Morrison: The First Curator

–10/12/2016 – 06/05/2017

Sophia Morrison is probably most well-known now for her storybook ‘Manx Fairy Tales’, but she did much more than collect Manx fairy stories.

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Hop Tu Naa


Celebrate our unique Manx Hop Tu Naa traditions at our wholesome, home grown event with song, dance, stories and superstitions from the past.

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