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Isle of Man Motor Museum

This one's big. Very, very big.

As soon as you walk through the doors of the vast, hangar-like space the museum occupies, you'll realise you're somewhere out of the ordinary.

Based around a collection lovingly (some may say obsessively!) assembled by father-and-son team Denis and Darren Cunningham over the last 30 years, this is a unique collection of around 400 vehicles, spanning more than 100 years of motoring. Strictly speaking, it's probably more accurately described as a collection, rather than a museum in the traditional sense, as it's driven largely by the interests of the Cunninghams. It's fair to say, though, that this is largely what makes it unique - pretty much every exhibit has a story and a personal connection to the owners and, if they have time, they're often happy to share those stories with you.

The collection is truly a marvel - from self-propelled guns to E-Type Jags, via weird Japanese children's buses and the odd bit of  space hardware. The motorcycle exhibit alone could take hours to explore fully. It's almost certain you're not going to finish the whole place in one visit - especially if you end up chatting to the owners. Repeat visits are pretty much a necessity, and the ever-changing nature of the exhibits means you won't get bored.

There's a great review of the Motor Museum on the John's Motorcycle News site here. The photo we're using also comes courtesy of them, for which we're very grateful. www.johnsmotorcyclenews.co.uk

Access

The museum is fully accessible to wheelchair guests, with a passenger lift to each mezzanine for viewing the motorcycle displays. There is also free hire of manual wheelchairs, subject to availability (it is advisable to book these in advance by calling 01624 888333 between 10:00am – 4:00pm). The car park features a number of wider parking spaces for Disabled Badge holders adjacent to the Visitor Entrance. There is a disabled toilet on site. Service animals are welcome and can be used to access all areas of the museum.

Contact Details

Isle of Man Motor Museum
Jurby
Isle of Man
IM7 3BD

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Opening Hours

 

Day of the Week Opening Hours
Monday 10am to 5pm
Tuesday 10am to 5pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10am to 5pm
Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm

Last admission is at 4pm. There is an entrance charge.
Note - these are Summer opening hours. Check the museum website for winter hours.