Heritage Open Days 2019

Heritage Open Days returns for 2019 -

Friday 4 - Sunday 6 October & Friday 11 - Sunday 13 October

  • Date 04/10/2019 —
  • Location All Island

Join us for series of free events and explore the diverse history, culture and architecture the Isle of Man has to offer. Discover hidden spots, try out new experiences and celebrate the Island’s outstanding heritage.

Weekend One – Friday 4th – Sunday 6th October 2019

Weekend Two – Friday 11th – Sunday 13th 2019

The full programme is available here.

Please find the links to book below.

If the event is listed as FULLY BOOKED and you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email your name, email address, phone number and the number of places you would like to: heritageopendays@mnh.im

Friday 4th October

  • Manx Utilities – Pulrose Power Station – FULLY BOOKED
  • Villa Marina – Talk & Tour – FULLY BOOKED
  • Blue Badge Guides – The Albert Tower – FULLY BOOKED
  • Culture Vannin – Folklore Tour of St John’s – 10am, 2pm
  • Living With the Wire: Civilian Internment During WW2 – Douglas Promenade – FULLY BOOKED
  • The Natural History Stores – The Manx Museum FULLY BOOKED
  • The Mighty Wurlitzer at the Villa Marina Arcade – 11am, 2:30pm
  • Public Record Office – Behind the Scenes at the Archives FULLY BOOKED
  • The Gaiety Theatre – Guided Tour – FULLY BOOKED
  • Manx National Heritage – Living With the Wire: Civilian Internment During WW2 – Hutchinson Square – FULLY BOOKED
  • Manx National Heritage – Please Touch the Artefacts! Archaeological Treasures at the Manx Museum – 2pm
  • Tynwald – Behind the Scenes Tour – 2pm
  • Youth Arts Centre – Guided Tour of Former Douglas School of Art – 2pm
  • Manx National Heritage – Keeils and Coasts, Scarlett – FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 5th October

  • Manx Utilities – Pulrose Power Station — FULLY BOOKED
  • The Gaiety Theatre – Guided Tour – FULLY BOOKED
  • Douglas Borough Council – Waste Services – 10am, 1pm
  • Leece Museum – Peel’s Industrial Past – Guided Tour – 10:30am
  • Cathedral Garden Tours – Peel – 10:30am
  • Manx National Heritage – Remarkable Photographers FULLY BOOKED
  • Isle of Man Railways – Tours of the Manx Electric Railway Work Sheds at Derby Castle – FULLY BOOKED
  • Blue Badge Guides – Guided Tour of Maughold Churchyard – 11am, 12:30pm
  • The Mighty Wurlitzer at the Villa Marina Arcade – 11am, 2:30pm
  • Public Record Office – Behind the Scenes at the Archives – FULLY BOOKED
  • Manx National Heritage – Please Touch the Artefacts! Archaeological Treasures at the Manx Museum FULLY BOOKED
  • Blue Badge Guides – The Brig Lily Disaster:Guided walk around Port St Mary – FULLY BOOKED
  • Manx National Heritage – Behind the Scenes at the Large Object Store FULLY BOOKED
  • St Thomas’ Church, Douglas – The Murals & The Pipe Organ – 2pm, 3:15pm
  • Island Heritage Tours – Groudle Railway FULLY BOOKED
  • Youth Arts Centre – Guided Tour of Former Douglas School of Art – 3pm

Sunday 6th October

  • NEW Manx Geological Survey – A Geological Excursion around Kallow Point FULLY BOOKED
  • Manx National Heritage – Keeils and Coasts, Scarlett – FULLY BOOKED
  • Tynwald – Behind the Scenes Tour – 10am
  • NEW Blue Badge Guides – The Brig Lily Disaster:Guided walk around Port St Mary FULLY BOOKED
  • Charles Guard – Bride Radar Station -FULLY BOOKED
  • Knock-e-Dhooney – Ice Age to the Vikings –  11am
  • Isle of Man Railways – Steam Railway Workshop FULLY BOOKED
  • Manx National Heritage – Conserving Peggy – FULLY BOOKED 11am
  • Some Key Castletown Characters FULLY BOOKED
  • Isle of Man Culture Tours – Guided Tour of Old Douglas – FULLY BOOKED
  • Heron & Brearley – Douglas Pub Walk – FULLY BOOKED
  • Manx Transport Heritage Museum, Peel Railway, Waterway & Plateway – 2pm

Friday 11th October

  • Manx Utilities – Pulrose Power Station – FULLY BOOKED
  • Blue Badge Guides – The Albert Tower – FULLY BOOKED
  • Culture Vannin – Folklore Tour of St John’s – 10am, 2pm
  • Manx National Heritage – Living With the Wire: Civilian Internment During WW2 – Douglas Promenade -FULLY BOOKED
  • Charles Guard – Bridge Control Building – FULLY BOOKED
  • The Mighty Wurlitzer at the Villa Marina Arcade – 11am, 2:30pm
  • Public Record Office – Behind the Scenes at the Archives – 11:30am, 2:30pm
  • Manx National Heritage – Living With the Wire: Civilian Internment During WW2 – Onchan Camp – FULLY BOOKED
  • Manx National Heritage – Please Touch the Artefacts! Archaeological Treasures at the Manx Museum FULLY BOOKED
  • Tynwald – Behind the Scenes Tour –2pm
  • Youth Arts Centre – Guided Tour of Former Douglas School of Art – 2pm

Saturday 12th October

  • Manx Utilities – Pulrose Power Station – FULLY BOOKED
  • Douglas Borough Council Parks Services – Ballaughton Nursery FULLY BOOKED
  • Leece Museum – Peel’s Industrial Past – Guided Tour – 10am
  • Douglas Borough Council – Douglas Town Hall – ‘Behind the Doors’ FULLY BOOKED
  • Golden Meadow Mill – Guided Tour – FULLY BOOKED
  • King Williams College – Guided Tour – FULLY BOOKED
  • Charles Guard – Bridge Control Building -FULLY BOOKED
  • Peel Heritage Trust – Walking Tour – FULLY BOOKED
  • The Mighty Wurlitzer at the Villa Marina Arcade – 11am, 2:30pm
  • Isle of Man Railways – Steam Railway Workshop – FULLY BOOKED
  • Manx Aviation & Military Museum – Guided Tour – FULLY BOOKED
  • Manx National Heritage – Please Touch the Artefacts! Archaeological Treasures at the Manx Museum FULLY BOOKED
  • Youth Arts Centre – Guided Tour of Former Douglas School of Art – 3pm

Sunday 13th October

  • Tynwald – Behind the Scenes Tour – 10am
  • Golden Meadow Mill – Guided Tours – FULLY BOOKED
  • Manx Aviation & Military Museum – Guided Tour – FULLY BOOKED
  • Manx National Heritage – Nautical Museum Future Plans FULLY BOOKED
  • Knock- e- Dhooney – Ice Age to the Vikings – 11am
  • Heron & Brearley – Douglas Pub Walk – FULLY BOOKED
  • Smeale Farm – Guided Farm Tour – FULLY BOOKED
  • Manx Transport Heritage Museum, Peel Railway, Waterway & Plateway – 2pm
  • Guided Tour of Braddan Cemetery looking at Notable Graves & Memorials – 2pm, 3:30pm
  • Old Kirk Braddan Church – The Royal Navy and other Mariners – 2pm, 3:30pm
  • St Thomas’ Church, Douglas – The Murals & The Pipe Organ – 2pm, 3:15pm
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