ynwald Library Exhibition Space
Located on the ground floor of the Legislative Buildings in Finch Road the Tynwald Library exhibition space provides schools, youth, community and sporting organisations, as well as private individuals and commercial enterprises, with a secure, easily managed area in which to mount Manx-themed displays. There is no rental charge, only a small commission fee for sales by commercial operators.
Telephone: +44 (0)1624 685520
From 27th September, the Tynwald Library will be proud to host a small exhibition showcasing the Isle of Man's history of Womens Suffrage as part of the Vote 100 celebrations in the UK.
The focal point of the exhibition will be a reproduction of the UK Suffragette flag which is touring the United Kingdom as part of the Suffragette Flag Relay. The flag will be visiting people and places around the Isle of Man supporting this important milestone in UK history but also sharing the story of enfranchisement in the Isle of Man.
The President of Tynwald, the Hon Steve Rodan said:
“Giving women householders the vote in
1881 was the first in a long line of extensions to the franchise, all of which
can be summarised by the principle of ‘no taxation without
representation’. I am proud to have made
my own contribution to the development of the Isle of Man’s democracy when I
successfully moved an amendment to the Registration of Electors Bill 2006. This lowered the voting age to 16 years old,
making us the first country in western Europe to do so. The ability to influence
government-introduced legislation in this way is a great strength of our consensus
democracy and parliamentary system.”
The Tynwald Library is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. The Tynwald Library is on the ground floor of the Legislative Buildings on Finch Road.
For more details on any of the Tynwald Library’s exhibitions or the exhibition space please call 685520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org