Heritage Open Days 2023

Enjoy guided tours, visits & walks across the Isle of Man that bring local heritage and culture to life.

  • Date 29/09/2023 — 08/10/2023
  • Location Islandwide
  • Price Free

The largest Heritage event in the Isle of Man’s calendar returns in September, when Heritage Open Days 2023 takes place over two consecutive weekends; Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October and Friday 6th October to Sunday 8th October 2023.

From guided tours behind the scenes with Manx National Heritage, Tynwald and the Gaiety Theatre to Glen Walks, exclusive talks and special exhibitions galore, there is something for everyone.


Download the full Heritage Open Days Programme here

1. Knock-e-Dhooney – Ice Age to the Vikings 25. Born In A Boarding House
Fri 6 Oct 2pm Sun 8 Oct 2pm Sat 7 Oct 11am 2pm
3. Manx Single Malt Whiskey – Ushtey Bea Fynoderee  26. The Great Walls of Laxey
Sat 7 Oct 11am Fri 6 Oct 2pm
6. Albert Tower Open Day 27. St Thomas’ Church Murals and Organ
Sat 7 Oct 10am 10.30am 11am 11.30am Sun 8 Oct 2pm 3.15pm
1.30pm 2pm 2.30pm 3pm 29. A Ramble in Braddan Cemetery
10. Discovering the Cradle of Manx Christianity Sun 8 Oct 2pm 3.30pm
Sat 7 Sep 2pm 3.30pm Sun 8 Oct 2pm 3.30pm 30. TT Gallery: The Manx Museum’s newest gallery 
12. Guided Tours of the Manx Aviation and Military Museum Fri 6 Oct 4pm
Fri 6 Oct 10am Sat 7 Oct 10am 31. Laxey Skiff Building Community Project
13. Quilliam’s Castletown Sat 7 Oct Open Day 10am to 4pm
Fri 6 Oct 10am 2pm Sun 8 Oct Open Day 10am to 4pm
14. Guided Tour of the Large Object Store  33. Molly Corrooin’s Cottage, Onchan
Sat 7 Oct 10am 12pm Fri 6 Oct – Sun 8 Oct Open Day 1.30pm to 4.30pm
15. Golden Meadow Mill Tour 34. Discover the history of your home 
Sat 7 Oct 10am 12.30pm Sun 8 Oct 10am 12.30pm Fri 6 Oct 4pm
16. A History of the Southern 100 Race Control  35. Pub Walk and Visit to a Working Cellar
Sun 8 Oct 1pm 2pm Sun 8 Oct 2pm
17. Devotion, Deemsters and a little bit of disco 36. All Aboard! Journey Through IOM Heritage Railways 
Fri 6 Oct 11.30am 1.30pm Fri 6 Oct 10am 2pm
19. Artists of Rushen Exhibition 39. Meet the Trammers Open Day
Fri 6 Oct Open Day 10am to 4pm Sun 8 Oct Open Day 10am to 3pm
Sat 7 Oct Open Day 10am to 4pm 40. 150 Years of Steam Workshop Tour
20. Behind the Scenes Tour of Tynwald Sat 7 Oct 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm
Fri 6 Oct 10am 43. Watch and Ward; Peel
21. Why have all this stuff? Natural History Collection Sat 7 Oct 11am 12.30pm
Fri 6 Oct 11am
23. Guided Tour of Manx National Heritage’s Art Store
Fri 6 Oct 10am 11.30am 1pm

Event location: Islandwide

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