Public access to the Isle of Man’s national heritage sites is set to resume this week, with the full reopening of the Manx Museum and House of Manannan on Saturday 13 February.
Coinciding with February half term, the reopening offers Isle of Man residents the chance to immerse themselves in art, heritage and culture through museum galleries, exhibitions and children’s trails.
At the Manx Museum, a new exhibition featuring original illustrations by Jo Davies based on the book Story from Stone by Kim Kneen and Vicky Lloyd-West opens on Saturday 13 February, whilst at the House of Manannan there is a last opportunity to visit the Ruth Borchard collection featuring an eclectic selection of self-portraits by different artists. Both exhibitions end on Sunday 14 March. Families visiting both museums will have the opportunity to enjoy “Them, Us & Me”, a children’s trail uncovering portraits of people from our past. Trails cost £1.
From Wednesday 17 February to Saturday 20 February, MNH will be joined by children’s theatre company Hello Little People for ‘Freaky Folklore’, an immersive tour of the Manx Museum. Designed for children aged between 7 and 11, the tour offers the opportunity to journey through the ages; with myths, legends, truth and fantasy in an unforgettable fast-paced, immersive experience of original music and drama. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are priced at £10 and available from www.manxnationalheritage.im/whats-on .
The museum shop at both the Manx Museum and House of Manannan will also be open offering the opportunity to purchase a beautiful range of products and gifts inspired by our Island.
Both are open from 10am to 4pm from Saturday 13 February. The café at the Sound and Niarbyl Café have also reopened.