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The Grove Museum. (3 Images)

This beautiful piece of Manx history has had a lot of work done on the upstairs floor due to water damage from the roof leaking last year, in fact when I went to the museum last May the upstairs floor and rooms were closed due to the ceiling coming down. Now thankfully after months of hard work it is well on its way to being restored again and upstairs is now open again to the public.
The Grove or to give it its proper title The Gibbs of the Grove was a beautiful Victorian summer retreat for the Gibbs family which later became their permanent residence and family home.
The rooms show how they lived, what they wore and you are taken back in time looking round the kitchen, the pantry, the life of the scullery maid and the beautiful Victorian furniture in the living rooms.
Upstairs there is the main bedroom which is the master bedroom and the head of house slept in this bedroom until their death and then the next person in line took over this room.
There is the sewing room where the ladies of the house were taught to sew and then next to this is the dressing room displaying the outfits they used to wear and then the playroom with a beautiful rocking horse and dolls house.
Through a door in the playroom you go into another room where you can watch bees making honey as they fly in and out through a gap in the window linking to a real bee hive.
The gardens are beautiful with a croquet lawn, duck pond and Loaghtan sheep.

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