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Harry Kelly's cottage at Cregneash turns 80

Image courtesy of Manx National Heritage / the iMuseum

First open-air museum in the British Isles

Arguably the most significant component of the Island's heritage network is celebrating its 80th birthday next weekend (Sun 10).

Harry Kelly's cottage at Cregneash was opened to the public in 1938, making it the first fully-fledged open air museum in the British Isles.

Cregneash was also a pivotal stronghold in the preservation of the Manx language and culture, particularly in the first half of the twentieth century.

Manx National Heritage is celebrating the birthday with craft stalls, Manx dancing by Perree Bane, music from Manx Jazz Aces, demonstrations and refreshments.

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