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Stars at Lhen beach near Andreas, Isle of Man

Stargazing Evening: In the footsteps of King Orry

–31/03/2017 – 01/04/2017

An evening stargazing with Howard Parkin of Astromanx in the surroundings of our beautiful thatched cottage and nearby beach at The Lhen.

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Vintage Hair Day: Ballroom Beauty & Old Time Glamour

–06/04/2017 – 06/04/2017

Join our vintage hair styling challenge as University College, Isle of Man's Hair and Beauty Students recreate hairstyles from the 1960s and 1970s Villa Marina and Palace Ballroom dance competitions.

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Vikings of Mann living history

Valhalla Viking Day


Join the Vikings of Mann for living history at its best as we celebrate the opening of Valhalla: Life and Death in Viking Britain. Meet warriors fighting for a place in Valhalla and see daily life in action.

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Egg Rolling


An annual family favourite, bring along your home decorated hard-boiled eggs for the best decorated egg competition. Bring your plain hard boiled eggs along to enter the Egg Rolling Challenge

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Grave Goods - Valhalla Exhibition

Valhalla – Life and Death in Viking Britain

–22/10/2016 – 21/04/2017

The Vikings had strong beliefs in life after death and how their dead were commemorated and celebrated. Discover the evidence in this latest collaboration from Jorvik.

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Otherworlds Trail

–11/02/2017 – 23/04/2017

Join our trails at the Manx Museum and House of Manannan to discover the fascinating worlds of folklore and Norse mythology.

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May Day

Laa Boaldyn – May Day


Join us as we celebrate Laa Boaldyn (Manx May Day). Cregneash comes alive to the sound of Manx music and traditional dancing.

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Sophia Morrison: The First Curator

–10/12/2016 – 06/05/2017

Sophia Morrison is probably most well-known now for her storybook ‘Manx Fairy Tales’, but she did much more than collect Manx fairy stories.

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Night at the Museum – Dark Tours

–17/05/2017 – 20/05/2017

Inspired by the Manx Museum’s collections, take part in an immersive theatre tour as Labyrinth: History in Action tell some of the Island’s darker histories throughout the museum galleries by torch light.

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Ian Hutchinson – ‘Miracle Man’ Book Signing


Meet the racing legend and Miracle Man at this special TT book signing at the Manx Museum

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Flower Festival 2017

–02/07/2017 – 08/07/2017

A firm favourite in the summer calendar with venues Islandwide taking part including the Old Grammar School in Castletown.

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Shakespeare at Peel Castle: Twelfth Night

–21/07/2017 - 22/07/17

Enjoy Shakespeare’s greatest and last pure comedy, 'Twelfth Night' in the stunning grounds of Peel Castle on St Patrick's Isle.

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Shakespeare at Rushen Abbey: Twelfth Night


Enjoy a matinee performance of Shakespeare’s greatest and last pure comedy, 'Twelfth Night' in the stunning grounds of Rushen Abbey in Ballasalla.

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Super 10 – Mick Grant, the TT years

–27/05/2017 – 02/09/2017

A retrospective exhibition looking back at the TT career of one of the biggest names in British motorcycle racing from the 1970s.

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This Is Summer

–06/05/2017 – 10/09/2017

Photographs from Manx Press Pictures, 1950s,1960s and 1970s.

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Hop tu Naa


A special, celebratory day to mark the 300 Year Anniversary of the Jinny the Witch trials

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Carving a turnip lantern for Hop tu Naa

Turn Up for Turnips

–Event runs on 28, 30 and 31/10/2017

Turn up to carve your turnip lantern for Hop tu Naa. A key part of this Celtic celebration is carving a turnip lantern.

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Bee and Bug Bags

–From 1 April through until 3 November

Let your little explorers enjoy a mini adventure with our bee and bug bags.

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Nautical Adventures in the Exploratorium

–11/03/2017 – 02/01/2018

Ahoy There! Calling all shipmates to the new maritime themed Exploratorium.

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