Step back in time and experience a day in the life of a small Manx crofting community in the beautifully preserved village of Cregneash. The working village illustrates traditional customs, skills and crafts that characterise a crofter's way of life in the 19th and early 20th century. Explore the thatched cottages, barns and workshops, enjoy demonstrations taking place around the village from dying wool, spinning, weaving and blacksmithing. Look inside the famous cottage of fisherman Harry Kelly, and last living native Manx speaker or join a service in the village Church, St. Peter's. In and around the village you will see ploughing horses, Loghtan sheep, shorthorn cows, pigs and Manx cats.A map available at the ticket desk allows you to take a farm trail, coastal walks to Spanish Head, the Sound and Chasms or a walk to Meayll Hill, where you'll discover remains of a megalithic chambered tomb enjoying spectacular photo opportunities along the way. Visit in October to join in our unique Manx celebration of Hop tu Naa.
The National Folk Museum is the epitome of country life not only on the Isle of Man, but also on all of the small islands that surrounds the United Kingdom. Whenever you visit an island, I always think it's important to see the way people live, and that's exactly what you will get to see here at Cregneash. With every day bringing different scenes of country life there are definite reasons to return to the folk museum and for buying the 10 Day Heritage Explorer Pass that is available to help you do that. The village tearooms offer a small range of food and refreshments, but if you're looking for something more substantial the Sound Restaurant is very close , and is also a Visitor Centre and full of fantastic local information that links up with the folk museum.