FAQs

Answers to some of your most frequently asked questions about Manx National Heritage.

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Are there any age restrictions for any of the sites?

Young people aged 12 and above are welcome to visit all MNH sites unaccompanied by adult. Under 12’s need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

What is the name of the Director of Manx Museum

Edmund Southworth contact can be made via his PA Julie Whittaker.

When do we open?

Visiting in 2016:

House of Manannan
Open daily  year round* 10am – 5pm

Manx Museum
Open Monday to Saturday year round*, 10am – 5pm
Selected Sunday openings see Manx Museum page

*Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Manx Museum also closed on Tynwald Day.

The Great Laxey Wheel:
Weekends 6 Feb and daily from 20 Mar 11am – 3pm
Daily 25 Mar to 30 Oct 9.30am to 5pm

Castle Rushen & Rushen Abbey:
Weekends 6 Feb & daily from 20 Mar 11am – 3pm
Daily 25 Mar to 27 May 10am – 4pm
Daily 28 May to 4 Sept 10am – 5pm
Daily 5 Sept to 6 Nov 10am – 4pm

Cregneash, The Grove, Peel Castle:
Daily 25 Mar to 27 May 10am – 4pm
Daily 28 May to 4 Sept 10am – 5pm
Daily 5 Sept to 30 Oct 10am – 4pm

The Old Grammar School & The Nautical Museum:
Daily 25 Mar to 30 Oct 10am – 4pm

The Old House of Keys:
Join the debate 11am & 2.45pm
25 Mar to 30 Oct

How long to allow for site visits

  • Manx Museum 2 hours
  • House of Manannan 2.5 hours
  • Peel Castle 1 hour
  • Castle Rushen 1.5 hours
  • The Nautical 1 hour
  • The Grove 1 hour
  • Laxey Wheel 1 hour
  • Old House of Keys sittings last 45 minutes and take place at 11:00 and 3:00 daily.
  • Rushen Abbey 1 hour
  • The National Folk Museum at Cregneash 1 hour

How do I get tickets for MNH events?

View the What’s On pages on this website. The majority of our event tickets are available from our online shop or as detailed in the What’s On information.

How much does it cost to hire a room for a lecture/event?

For Manx National Heritage Venues view the Venue Hire pages on this website or contact
Event Management Solutions
venuehire@mnh.gov.im
01624 827037

Can dogs visit MNH sites?

Dogs are welcome on leads in the grounds of; The Laxey Wheel, Cregneash, Peel Castle, The Sound, Niarbyl.  We just ask that you help us to keep the sites clean for the enjoyment of all by picking up after your dog.   There are also lots of lovely walks around the Island for you and your dog to enjoy: MNH Ancient Monuments / places of interest with magnificent scenery – find out more

Please be aware that if you visit the Maughold Crosses, you won’t be able to take your dog into the church yard itself but dogs are very welcome and will enjoy the walks surrounding it which offer fantastic scenic views.  Take care as there are some steep cliff drops on parts of the surrounding walks.  Directions to the sites can be found by following the above link.

The following link takes you to glens around the Isle of Man. http://www.gov.im/daff/hfg/

How do I become a member of FMNH?

Visit www.friendsofmnh.org
Telephone: Nicola Pemberton 01624 824137

I have a membership query for FMNH

Visit: www.friendsofmnh.org
Telephone: Nicola Pemberton 01624 824137

Do we have reciprocal agreements with other organisations?

Yes with the purchase of a Friends of Manx National Heritage Membership you will receive FREE or reduced admission to some 650 properties throughout Britain operated by the National Trust, English Heritage, Scottish National Trust, Historic Scotland and Cadw as well as FREE or reduced admission to properties controlled by the Trusts of Australia, New Zealand, The Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Malta.

Are there currently any job vacancies?

Any vacancies are advertised on MNH & Government website/job centre or local newspapers

How do I book a visit or stay on the Calf of Man?

Email enquiries@mnh.gov.im
Telephone: Calf of Man Bookings: 01624 648015

How do I book a group visit?

Email enquiries@mnh.gov.im 
Telephone: Group Bookings: 01624 648017

Do MNH supply a Risk Assessment for site visits

No.  Risk Assessments are usually carried out ahead of an educational visit by teachers concerned.  For groups they can visit disabledgo.com & view details of sites

Is there Parking at the Manx Museum, if not where’s best place to park

There is a small car park with disabled parking.  However if the car park is full there is 2 hour disc parking on the adjoining streets.  Or park on the lower levels of Chester Street multi-storey Car Park and take lift up to level 8 and walk across bridge to access Manx Museum.

How do I arrange a Corporate Hire?

For Manx National Heritage Venues contact
venuehire@mnh.gov.im
01624 827037

Who do I speak to regarding using MNH sites as a wedding venue?

For Manx National Heritage Venues contact
venuehire@mnh.gov.im
07624 469023