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 CANCELLED: Braddan Cemetery Guided Tour CANCELLED 
5 FULL: Old Braddan Church with Frank Cowin Add to waiting list
6 Castletown Guided Tour – One for the Road…
Where to get a drink in Castletown?


7 Civilian Internment during the Second World War –
Living with the Wire Lecture at the Manx Museum
Onchan Camp – Book here 

Peveril & Mooragh Camps – Book here 

8 FULL: Visit to Cronk Howe Mooar (Fairy Hill), Ballafesson, Port Erin FULL
9 Conserving Peggy, Braddan Book here 
10 FULL: Old Douglas Guided Tour with Blue Badge Guide David Killip Add to waiting list
11 Gateway to Old Douglas, Isle of Man Family History Society Exhibition ENDED
12 FULL: An Introduction to the Mystery of the Druidale Stone Circles with the Manx Footpaths Conservation Group ENDED
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 ENDED
16 Groudle Glen Walk with Island Heritage Tours rescheduled to Saturday 10 October at 2pm  Book here
17 Isle of Man Railways – Tours of the Strathallan Horse Tram Depot Book here 
18 FULL: Kirk Christ (Rushen Parish Church) Churchyard Guided Tour ENDED
19 FULL: Knock-e-Dhooney – Ice Age to the Vikings Add to waiting list
20 FULL: Langness Arch Geological Excursion – From Deep Seas to Flash Floods & 150 Million Years of Missing Time Add to waiting list for 10:30am

Add to waiting list for 12noon

21 FULL: Manx National Heritage Archives – Behind the Scenes with Library & Archives Conservation ENDED
22 FULL: Manx National Heritage Large Object Store Guided Tour, Ballasalla 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
25 Natural History Collection Guided Tour, Manx Museum, Douglas Book here
26 FULL: Nunnery Chapel & Grounds Tour with a visit
to the Mansion House
27 FULL: An Onchan Way Guided Walk with the Isle of Man
Natural History & Antiquarian Society
Add to waiting list
28 Peel Castle Conservation: How Do You Maintain a Ruin?! Book here 
29 FULL: Peel Schools through History Guided Tour with
Peel Heritage Trust
30 FULL: Peveril Camp Guide Tour – ‘Sorry to Detain You:
Stories of the Peveril Camp in Wartime Peel’
Add to waiting list
31 Public Record Office – Time Travel with Archives:
Mann 100 Years Ago Exhibition & Behind the Scenes Tour
Book here 
32 FULL: Ramsey Guided Walking Tour with Blue Badge Guide Peter Beighton Add to waiting list
33 FULL: Silverdale Glen – The History of Silverdale Glen & Surrounding Area with the Manx Footpaths Conservation Group FULL 
34 FULL: Smeale Farm Heritage Tour, Andreas ENDED
35 St John’s Mill – The Power of Water ENDED 
36 FULL: St Thomas’ Church – The Murals & the Pipe Organ Add to waiting list
37 FULL: Transatlantic Slave Trade Guided Walk with Blue Badge Guide Phil Craine – rescheduled to Saturday 17 October at 2pm Add to waiting list
38 Tynwald – Behind the Scenes Tour, Douglas Book here
39 Isle of Man Railways – Tours of the Steam Railway Workshops Book here
40 FULL: Folklore Tour of Maughold Churchyard with Culture Vannin Add to waiting list

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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