Nautical Museum Isle of Man - Castletown

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Address: Nautical Museum
Bridge Street
Castletown
Isle of Man
Postcode: IM9 1AX
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Indoors
Telephone: 01624 648000
Website: Click Here

The Nautical Museum is a fascinating ‘tardis like’ building. This tiny museum originates from the discovery of the 18th century armed yacht, the ‘Peggy’, walled up in her boat cellar and now seen as being of 'extraordinary' maritime importance on the National Historic Ships Register.

Things to see and do:

  •     Discover the Peggy and why she remained undisturbed for over 100 years.
  •     Listen to the fascinating stories of Captain George Quayle.
  •     Visit the Sailmaker’s Loft and see the many tools of this intricate trade.
  •     See model boats, fishing equipment and fascinating photographs.
  •     Take a seat in the Cabin Room built in the form of a naval warship of Nelson’s day.
  •     Encounter secret trap doors, panels, and architectural jokes.
  •     Learn about the ancient vault next door.
Admission:
Adult £5, Child (under 18 years): £2.50   

Opening Times: 
Open 7 days a week, 29 March 2014 to 2 November 2014, 10am to 4pm. Admission is by ticket which provides entry to the museum, sail maker’s loft, boat cellar and cabin room.