– Posted on Wednesday 23rd March 2022

Manx National Heritage look after many of the nation’s most iconic historic sites including the Laxey Wheel, Castle Rushen and Peel Castle.  From 1 April these sites will open to the public, joining the House of Manannan and the Manx Museum in welcoming residents and visitors through their doors for the 2022 Season.

In the Island’s ancient capital, Castletown, the impressive fortress of Castle Rushen will open from 9.30am to 4.30pm daily, providing local residents and visitors the opportunity to explore the former home to the Kings and Lords of Mann.  The Old House of Keys, Nautical Museum and Old Grammar School, will also open for pre-booked tours and sittings, which are available to book at

Nearby, also in the South of the Island, Rushen Abbey opens from Thursday to Monday from 11am to 3pm and Cregneash will open daily, also from 11am to 3pm.  In the West of the Island, Peel Castle will open daily from 11am to 3pm, joining the House of Manannan (open daily all year round from 9.30am to 4.30pm) as one of two Manx National Heritage visitors attractions open in Peel.

In the North, the Grove Museum will be open from Saturday to Wednesday from 11am to 3pm and in the East, the Laxey Wheel will be open daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm, with visitors enjoying a once in a lifetime opportunity to see conservation in action taking place at the wheel complex.

Suzie Walker, Visitor Services Development Manager for Manx National Heritage said:

“We are looking forward to a busy 2022 Season in prospect, with early indications of strong demand from visitors looking for a wonderful, welcoming destination with a wealth of natural and cultural heritage attractions to enjoy.  We are proud to be part of the Isle of Man’s unique visitor offer and are excited to be welcoming visitors back to our shores and local residents back to our sites in the weeks and months ahead”. 

A range of admission options are available, including an Annual Pass for local residents costing just £25 for a whole year of days out at Manx National Heritage sites. All children have free admission to all of the Manx National Heritage sites. For more information, visit


Image caption: The Lord’s Private Dining Hall at Castle Rushen.  Image Credit: Isle of Man Tourism Division, Department for Enterprise.

Media enquiries to:

Lynsey Clague, Communications Manager – Manx National Heritage

Isle of Man Registered Charity No 603

T: 01624 648032


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