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The Nautical Museum
The Nautical Museum

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, venues and exhibitions are closed until further notice. We recommend checking with the venues' own websites for up-to-date information. Situated on the harbourside in Castletown this fascinating building originates from the discovery in 1935 of the 18th-century armed yacht, the ‘Peggy’, walled up in her contemporary boat cellar. Built for George Quayle in 1791, she had remained undisturbed for a century after the death of her owner. The ‘Peggy’, in her original home, was generously given to the Manx Museum and National Trust by a family descendant and is now seen as being of 'extraordinary' maritime importance on the National Historic Ships Register.

The Nautical Museum

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The Nautical Museum is managed by Manx National Heritage

Manx National Heritage is an Art UK Founder Partner

The Nautical Museum

Bridge Street, Castletown, Isle of Man IM9 1AX Isle of Man

01624 648000

Please remember to double-check the opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit

  • 14 August 2020

    Watch as our Conservator, Emma Le Cornu uses a specialised hot air pencil to peel off degraded tape that has been holding together a Deed dating back to 1846! A fascinating watch, it's an excellent reminder not to use tape on important documents. #IsleofMan #conservation