Collecting COVID

We’re seeking to collect images, first-hand experiences and objects that reflect Island life during the COVID pandemic.

The ‘Collecting COVID Isle of Man’ project will enable Manx National Heritage to record and document the human dimension of the pandemic as experienced on the Island and will enable future generations to learn about and understand our experience.

We are seeking to collect both physical and digital objects such as photographs, journals and first-hand accounts reflecting the impact of COVID on our Island community.

Since the project launched in May 2020 we have had over 150 individual submissions, including over 500 photographs. We are asking the community to continue to share with us personal photographs, accounts and objects which reflect their experiences of living through this extraordinary period and also to reflect how Island life has changed.

If you would like to contribute to this record of our history for future generations please email your photographs and accounts to

All submissions will be discussed by Manx National Heritage’s Collections Team and you may be contacted for more information.

Please note our Collecting COVID Isle of Man campaign will close to new submissions in May 2022.

Find out more about Collecting COVID Isle of Man.

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