Heritage Open Days 2020

Heritage Open Days return for 2020

Friday 2 - Sunday 4 October & Friday 9 - Sunday 11 October

  • Date 02/10/2020 —
  • Location All Island

Celebrate and explore the Isle of Man’s outstanding heritage, history and culture with over 80 FREE guided walks, talks and events during the Islands biggest heritage festival.

Weekend One – 2 – 4 October 2020

Weekend Two – 9 – 11 October 2020

All events for 2020 are bookable and our guided tours have limited places available.

To view the full programme click here.

Bookings are NOW AVAILABLE: 

No Name 
1 Andreas Guided Walk with Blue Badge Guide Peter Beighton Book here
2 FULL: Ballaglass Glen – Discovery Walk with Blue Badge Guide
Marinda Faragher
Add to waiting list
3 Ballaughton Nursery Guided Tour, Douglas Book here 
4 Braddan Cemetery Guided Tour Book here
5 Old Braddan Church with Frank Cowin Book here
6 FULL: Castletown Guided Tour – One for the Road…
Where to get a drink in Castletown?
Add to waiting list
7 Civilian Internment during the Second World War –
Living with the Wire Lecture at the Manx Museum
Douglas Promenade Camps – Book here

Hutchinson Camp – Book here 

Onchan Camp – Book here 

Peveril & Mooragh Camps – Book here 

8 FULL: Visit to Cronk Howe Mooar (Fairy Hill), Ballafesson, Port Erin Add to waiting list
9 Conserving Peggy, Braddan Book here
10 Old Douglas Guided Tour with Blue Badge Guide David Killip Book here
11 Gateway to Old Douglas,
Isle of Man Family History Society Exhibition
Book here
12 FULL: An Introduction to the Mystery of the Druidale Stone Circles
with the Manx Footpaths Conservation Group
Add to waiting list
13 FULL: The Gaiety Theatre Guided Tour, Douglas Add to waiting list
14 The Gaiety Theatre Self-Guided Tour, Douglas Book here 
15 FULL: Government House & Gardens Tour, Douglas Add to waiting list
16 FULL: Groudle Glen Walk with Island Heritage Tours Add to waiting list
17 Isle of Man Railways – Tours of the Strathallan Horse Tram Depot Book here 
18 FULL: Kirk Christ (Rushen Parish Church) Churchyard Guided Tour Add to waiting list
19 Knock-e-Dhooney – Ice Age to the Vikings Book here 
20 FULL: Langess Arch Geological Excursion – From Deep Seas
to Flash Floods & 150 Million Years of Missing Time
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21 Manx National Heritage Archives – Behind the Scenes
with Library & Archives Conservation
Book here 
22 FULL: Manx National Heritage Large Object Store Guided Tour,
Add to waiting list
23 FULL: The Masonic Temple & Former Pavilion Cinema, Peel Add to waiting list
24 Maughold Church & Churchyard Guided Tour –
Brigands, Crosses and Keeills
Book here 
25 Natural History Collection Guided Tour, Manx Museum, Douglas Book here 
26 FULL: Nunnery Chapel & Grounds Tour with a visit
to the Mansion House
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27 FULL: An Onchan Way Guided Walk with the Isle of Man
Natural History & Antiquarian Society
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28 Peel Castle Conservation: How Do You Maintain a Ruin?! Book here 
29 Peel Schools through History Guided Tour with
Peel Heritage Trust
Book here 
30 FULL: Peveril Camp Guide Tour – ‘Sorry to Detain You:
Stories of the Peveril Camp in Wartime Peel’
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31 Public Record Office – Time Travel with Archives:
Mann 100 Years Ago Exhibition & Behind the Scenes Tour
Book here 
32 Ramsey Guided Walking Tour
with Blue Badge Guide Peter Beighton
Book here 
33 FULL: Silverdale Glen – The History of Silverdale Glen & Surrounding
Area with the Manx Footpaths Conservation Group
Add to waiting list
34 FULL: Smeale Farm Heritage Tour, Andreas Add to waiting list
35 St John’s Mill – The Power of Water Book here 
36 St Thomas’ Church – The Murals & the Pipe Organ Book here
37 FULL: Transatlantic Slave Trade Guided Walk
with Blue Badge Guide Phil Craine
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38 Tynwald – Behind the Scenes Tour, Douglas Book here
39 NEW EVENT: Isle of Man Railways – Tours of the Steam Railway Workshops Book here

If the event you’d like to book on is FULL we recommend signing-up to our waiting list on Eventbrite here.



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