Old House of Keys Sittings

The Secretary of the House welcomes you to join in the debates on law setting in this participatory experience. Animated portraits of Keys members and a simulated model of Mr Speaker bring the debating chamber to life.

  • Time Sitting starts at 1.45pm, will last approx. 45 minutes. Arrival from 1.30pm
  • Location Old House of Keys, Castletown
  • Price £4.50 - £9 or free for valid Annual Pass, Holiday Passes, FMNH Card holders, Heritage Reciprocal Cards and under 18's
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The House Secretary invites you to actively engage in debates on Manx law. Immerse yourself in a vibrant setting with animated portraits of Keys members and a simulated model of Mr. Speaker.

Event Details:

  • Saturdays at 1:45pm (please arrive by 1:30pm)
  • Each session spans approximately 45 minutes
  • Booking is essential for all participants

Suitable for all ages, these sessions are especially engaging for adults and children aged 10 and above. All children (aged 12 and under) attending a session must be accompanied by an adult.


  • Adults: £9
  • Students (over 18): £4.50 (please present a current student card on arrival)

Group Discounts: Enjoy group discounts for pre-booked groups of 15 or more paying visitors when booked 7 days in advance, find out more.

Holiday & Annual Passes: Admission requires the production of a valid card, which is non-transferable and valid for the named person. ID may be requested. Free access is granted for 14 days from the first day of use on a Holiday Pass and 1 year from the first date of use on an Annual Pass for Isle of Man residents.

Free Admission: Children under 18, persons accompanying a disabled visitor, holders of Go Explore Heritage and Go Platinum Reserve Passes for trams, trains, and bus transport, and Members of the Friends of Manx National Heritage, and organisations with agreements with Manx National Heritage enjoy free admission. Entry is available to the named member only upon presentation of a valid membership card. Restrictions may apply. Consult your membership handbook for details on reciprocal arrangements.

Site Access Guide: Old House of Keys.

Event location: Old House of Keys, Castletown

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