Manx National Heritage Sites Open in November

– Posted on Wednesday 28th September 2022

The month of crimson sunsets and vibrant autumn leaves is set to offer new adventures on the Isle of Man as Manx National Heritage today announced extended opening of all Manx National Heritage sites until 29 November 2022.

With increased current demand for off-peak UK short breaks, and in partnership with Visit Isle of Man, Heritage Railways and the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company to support an autumn marketing campaign, Manx National Heritage sites will remain open for a month’s extension to the autumn season, offering the opportunity to explore the Isle of Man’s unique heritage sites – from Castle Rushen, one of Europe’s best preserved medieval castles to the world famous Great Laxey Wheel.

In the Island’s ancient capital, Castletown, four sites will be open in November including Castle Rushen, former home to the Kings and Lords of Mann, the Nautical Museum, the Old Grammar School and the Old House of Keys. Guided tours of Castletown and the Peggy Conservation facility in Douglas will also be available.  Nearby, Rushen Abbey will be open to visitors through the medieval abbey and autumn gardens.

In the south of the Island, Cregneash Folk Village will also be open to enjoy, offering the perfect stop off before taking in the stunning coastal views at the Sound.  In the West, Peel Castle, the Sunset City’s ancient island fortress constructed by the Vikings and predecessors before them, will be open, with the House of Manannan offering an indoor destination for cooler autumn days.

On the Island’s northern plain, the Grove Museum will be open, and a warm welcome awaits the visitor to the east at the Manx Museum and world-famous Great Laxey Wheel.

From 1 November to 29 November, sites will be open as follows:

Manx Museum and House of Manannan, open daily 9.30am to 4.30pm

Castle Rushen, open Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 3pm

Laxey Wheel, open Thursday to Monday 11am to 3pm

Peel Castle and Cregneash, open Friday to Monday, 11am to 3pm

Grove Museum open Sunday to Wednesday, 11am to 3pm

Rushen Abbey, open Saturday to Tuesday, 11am to 3pm

Old Grammar School, open Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 1pm

Nautical Museum, open Saturday to Tuesday, 11am to 3pm

The Old House of Keys sittings will take place at 1.45pm on Saturdays

Pre-bookable Castletown Heritage Site Tours will take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10am

Tours of the Peggy Conservation Facility will take place on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10am


To plan your days out, visit



Image caption:  Enjoy autumn at the Great Laxey Wheel


Media Contact:

Lynsey Clague

Communications Manager – Manx National Heritage

T: 01624 648032



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