The Grove Museum of Victorian Life

Externally, the Grove is an unpreposessing, stoic grey lump of a house, built in the traditional Manx style known as "make sure it doesn't fall down".

Inside, it's something of a time capsule. Essentially unchanged since the 1900s, it houses an amazing collection of Victoriana, all in place exactly as it was when the house was still a family home.

Surrounded by beautiful gardens and farm outbuildings full of agricultural ephemera (see if you can find the secret garden - it's lovely!), it's a great place to while away a few hours. Chatty and knowledgeable staff will guide your way and tell stories of the Gibbs (no relation to those other famous Manxies), a merchant family from Liverpool, whose home this was for many years. You'll definitely want to see the bees working away in their hive, too.

The small conservatory café may or may not be in operation when you visit. We'll keep an eye on things and make a note here when we know it is. The clotted cream and jam scones they used to serve were amazing, so hopefully it'll be up and running again soon.




Unfortunately, although there is plentiful parking and on-site toilets, the Grove and its grounds are, by their nature, unsuited to wheelchair access.

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Opening Hours
Day of the Week Opening Hours
Monday 11am to 3pm
Tuesday 11am to 3pm
Wednesday 11am to 3pm
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday 11am to 3pm
Sunday 11am to 3pm

Opening hours from 1 April - 31 October 2023




There is an admission charge to this property for adults, while children go free. As with all MNH properties, we recommend their annual pass for Island residents – they’re great value and valid for a year.

Published: 24 May 2023

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