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Tours

Regular tours are held each week (excluding public holidays) on:Legislative Buildings Finch Road Entrance
  • Monday at 2.00pm
  • Friday at 10.00am

There is no charge for tours and they usually take approximately an hour and a half.

It is not usually necessary to book but if you wish to reserve a place you may do so by calling the Tynwald Library on (01624) 685520 or emailing library@tynwald.org.im.
 

It is also possible to pre-book tours at other times, including evenings and weekends. To request this please call or email the Tynwald Library giving an indication of the requested date, time and number in your party and we will contact you to confirm.

Please be aware that due to the age of the building, some parts of the tour are accessible only via stairs. Mobility impaired visitors can be accommodated via a different route but prior notice would be appreciated.
 

Online Tour

If you can't come to Douglas you can still enjoy our virtual tour. Tour all three Chambers and learn more about Tynwald and our unique parliament. Click here to access the tour.
 

Other Isle of Man visit sites linked to Tynwald

Tynwald Hill at St. John's

On Tynwald Day, usually 5th July, Tynwald Hill in St. John's is the centre of attention as the formal Tynwald ceremony is held. The rest of the year the Hill is open to the public, next to the Arboreutm and Cooil y Ree.
 

Opposite Tynwald Hill in the old Police Station in St John's is Culture Vannin. The team welcome visitors to see the exhibitions on Tynwald and Manx culture at the cultural centre: Fairfield House, Main Road, St John's IM4 3NA. Please note that opening hours are 9.30am-4.30pm weekdays (until 4pm during the winter months), free admission.

https://www.culturevannin.im/page_484271.html​​ ​

Old House of Keys

The former home of the Manx Parliament and centre of 19th Century political life on the Isle of Man.  Animated portraits of Keys members and a simulated model of Mr Speaker bring the debating chamber to life.  The Secretary of the House welcomes you to join in the debates on law setting in this participatory experience.

https://manxnationalheritage.im/our-sites/old-house-of-keys/

Manx Museum

In walking distance from Legislative Buildings, the Manx Museum is free to visit and will take you on a journey through the Island’s 10,000 year history, including the story of Tynwald.  

https://manxnationalheritage.im/our-sites/manx-museum/