The largest Heritage event in the Isle of Man’s calendar returns for its ninth year next month, when Heritage Open Days 2018 takes place over two consecutive weekends; 5 – 7 October and 12 – 14 October.
All Across the Island, community groups, heritage organisations, government departments and passionate individuals will open their doors and take you behind the scenes of their unique places and spaces. Access to all events is free; donations are welcome to the participating organisation.
This year as we celebrate ‘Year of Our Island’, we take the opportunity to enjoy what makes our beautiful Island unique, through the history, culture and architecture the Isle of Man has to offer.
With October designated as ‘Heritage Month’ in the Year of Our Island celebrations, we have packed the programme with a range of new sites opening their doors, along with the return of firm favourites from previous years.
2018 highlights include a behind the scenes tour of our Natural History stores with our Natural History Curator, Laura McCoy, a tour of the former internment camp in Onchan and a ‘Celebration of Archibald Knox’ with Braddan Commissioners.
Katie King, Community Outreach Officer for Manx National Heritage said:
“Manx National Heritage is delighted to continue the opportunity to work alongside the wonderful individuals and volunteers who make Heritage Open Days possible each year.
We are privileged to have such knowledgeable and passionate guides and volunteers who give up their time for free to inspire, educate and highlight the diverse heritage of the Isle of Man. Thank you to everyone involved.”
All events are FREE and spread across the whole of the Island.
The programme booklet is available from all Manx National Heritage sites and can also be picked up from the Welcome Centre in Douglas. Bookable events are available through Eventbrite via our What’s On page
Book early to secure your place.