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

Coronavirus FAQ's

What’s Open?

Our free-to-enter coast and countryside sites remain open.

Information on our open sites can be found here.

Our re-opening will be phased and gradual.

We are asking all visitors to review our website ahead of travelling for the latest information about open facilities and bookings.

Can I see a list of the places you are opening?

For information on what sites are open click here.

How are you cleaning your places?

We have incorporated enhanced cleaning regimes in line with government guidance.

Will walking trails be open?

Many of our walking trails remain open. However, please check our web page before you visit. We ask that you follow all signage on site and instructions from staff.

Are people allowed to bring picnics? 

Certainly! You must follow government guidelines on social distancing and take your litter home with you.

Barbecues are a fire risk and aren’t permitted at the vast majority of our sites. Please don’t bring a barbecue when you visit.

How many places are you hoping to open initially?

Our re-opening will be phased and gradual. All updates on the re-opening of each site can be found here.

How will you enforce social distancing?

The safety of our staff and visitors is our main priority. At the gates, we will have a system in place to organise the flow of visitor traffic, minimise the need for person-to-person interaction and maintain a safe flow of people coming onto the site.

Will hand sanitiser be available? 

Hand sanitiser will be available on site. However, as an extra precaution we encourage you to bring your own.

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.

Are there currently any job vacancies?

Please visit Work For Us for current positions.

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.

Do you supply a Risk Assessment for site visits?

No.  Risk Assessments are usually carried out ahead of an educational visit by teachers concerned.
Each of our sites has an access guide and Groups guide.

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.

How do I arrange a Corporate Hire?

For Manx National Heritage Venues contact
01624 827037

How do I become a member of Friends of Manx National Heritage?

Telephone: Nicola Pemberton 01624 824137

How do I book a group visit?

Telephone: Group Bookings: 01624 648017

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

Please visit our Stay With Us page

How do I get tickets for 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 do I make complaint?

Telephone: 01624 648032

Complaints Procedure

How do I request a What’s On brochure?

Telephone: 01624 648000

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

For Manx National Heritage Venues please visit the Venue Hire page.
Or contact Event Management Solutions
Telephone 01624 827037

I have a membership query for FMNH

Telephone: Nicola Pemberton 01624 824137

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.

What is the name of the Director of Manx Museum

Edmund Southworth. He can be contacted via his PA Julie Whittaker.

When do we open?

Please visit ‘Our Sites‘ for full details of our opening times.

Who do I contact for Manx Translations?

Culture Vannin
Telephone: (0044) 01624 695788

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

For Manx National Heritage Venues contact
07624 469023

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