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Sound Visitor Centre

Open: Summer Season 2023: Daily, Weekdays: 10am - 5pm, Weekends: 10am - 6pm
Winter Season 2023: Daily, Weekdays: 10am - 4pm, Weekends: 10am - 5pm
Price: Prices for 2023
Disabled: Access
Location: Cregneash
Parking: Ample, close by in Car Park


The site was purchased by the Isle of Man of Government in 1999 and was developed by Manx National Heritage. The main building has glass walls and a turf roof. Inside there is a cafe and seating for 40 diners (an additional 40 seats are located on the outside terrace). Also inside is an exhibition about the Sound with banners, signs, and an auto/video presentation. The Sound Visitor Centre was built at a cost of 1.1 million pounds and opened July 2002.


The Sound Visitor Centre, near Cregneash is located in the southwest of the Island on Mull Hill between Port Erin and Port St Mary.

By Vehicle:
Head to Port St Mary, then take the A31 from Port St Mary to Cregneash. Follow the road (A31) around past Cregneash and down to the Sound.

By Bus:
Plan your journey with our Bus and Rail Timetables.

By Railway:
Travel on the Electric Railway to Douglas and then on the Stream railway to Port St Mary. Take the no. 1 bus route from Port St Mary to Cregneash from there walk to the sound (about 25 min).

Visiting the Sound Visitor Centre

Wonderful views of the Calf of Man and some nice walks around the sound. There are signs posted around the site to look at and nice outside eating areas. The car park is located right outside the visitor centre, which is very convenient, especially for disabled access. The complex is rather modern, but does try to fit in with its surroundings. Views from inside the centre are excellent, but do not expect much from the exhibition.

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