Manx Museum

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August, 2019

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This is one of a series of more detailed reviews about the Manx Museum, covering the The Middle Ages onwards.

This gallery is covered is less depth than Prehistory, Celts and Vikings and there are fewer artefacts, although there are plenty of information boards. They include the the pre-reformation silver chalice from Jurby Church as well as a hat believed to have belonged to William Christian (Illiam Dhone), the patriotic martyr who stood up for the rights of the Manx people. Perhaps the most important are the Sword of State and the Act of Revestment detailing the sale of the Isle of Man to the British Crown in 1765.

The Social history gallery has display cases of common household articles as well as information about lead mining and the herring fishing industry. There are lots of old photographs as well as oral history. There is also information about the Internment camps on the Isle of Man for enemy aliens.


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