Manx National Heritage, the organisation responsible for protecting and promoting the Isle of Man’s heritage and culture, is appealing for organisations, groups, associations and individuals to put forward their sites and activities as part of the Heritage Open Day programme on offer to the island’s residents and visitors.
Heritage Open Days 2015 is scheduled for Friday 2– Sunday 4 October and Friday 9 – Sunday 11 October, with the two weekends now fixed highlights in the autumn Calendar. It will be the sixth year that organisations on the Isle of Man have joined together to provide the public with an exciting programme of free events with the aim of encouraging residents and visitors to discover more about the Island.
Organisations, individuals and groups can be included in the Heritage Open Days programme if they can provide public access to buildings, landscapes and displays that are either usually closed to the public, normally have an admission fee or can provide extra information to explain the significance of the area. Manx National Heritage will once again coordinate the programme and marketing of the event which is generously funded by the Manx Museum and National Trust.
Katie King, – The Community Outreach & Learning Support Officer at Manx National Heritage said:
‘The ethos of the Heritage Open Days is about opening people’s eyes to some of the historic or unusual places around the Isle of Man. There is a huge appetite to explore the Island as shown by over 2,000 people enjoying Heritage Open Days last year. Co-ordinating the programme enables us to meet and make contact with groups on the Island, with over forty different organisations putting on events during last year’s event. We have had the pleasure of meeting a huge variety of interesting, enthusiastic people with a real passion for celebrating the Island’s heritage and we are always keen to welcome new participants to the Heritage Open Days programme. Your mundane is someone else’s eye opener and we want you to engage, inspire and show it off.’
Do you work somewhere amazing that you can show people around? Has your home got historic connections? Have you got access to places and spaces that could be opened to the public? Suzie Walker and Katie King, the Heritage Open day co-ordinators at Manx National Heritage, are asking organisations or private individuals to get in touch directly if you would like to take part.
Photocaption: Glen Roy Mines during the 2014 Heritage Open Days Programme
For further information, please contact:,
Katie King – Community Outreach & Learning Support Officer
Manx National Heritage, Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 3LY
t: +44 (0) 1624 648035
Suzanne Walker – Heritage Site Manager
Manx National Heritage, House of Manannan, Peel, Isle of Man, IM5 1TA
t: +44 (0) 1624 648091