HistoryOpened in 1985, this museum covers the history of the 15th (Isle of Man) Light AA Regiment. The regiment was set up during World War II as some home defense for the Isle of Man. Paid for by the British Government, who reserved the right to call up the regiment if needed. It was not long before the regiment would play its part in Great Britain, Egypt, Eritrea, Crete, Italy, France, Holland, Germany and many more.
The museum is run by volunteers, who raised the 26,000 pounds to build the site on government land. Most of the material has been donated, though much of the history has been pieced together over 20 years by old comrades.
LocationLocated in Tromode, just outside of Douglas.
From Quaterbridge roundabout head towards Onchan along the TT Course. Take the first left turn to Tromode. The building is located next to the Manx Water Authority. The first main turn off on the right.
Take bus no 9 or 13 from Douglas Bus Station which goes through Tromode and then walk to the museum.
Take the Electric Railway to Douglas and then the Horse Tram or Walk to the Douglas Bus Station. Take bus no 9 or 13, which goes through Tromode. You will then have to walk to the museum.
Manx Regiment Museum
Isle of Man
Tel: 01624 803146 (E.L. Kissack)
VisitingAn important part of Manx History well presented by volunteers. Whether you were in the war, had family from the regiment or just have an interest in what part the Isle of Man played. This museum is a must. Complete history with photos, models and boards comes together with donated items. Walk through the history on your own or with the assistance of an old Comrade who welcomes the visitors.