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Watch a Sitting

Legislative Buildings - Chambers EntranceCOVID-19: Legislative Buildings are closed to the public from Tuesday 24th March 2020

Anyone may watch a sitting of Tynwald the House of Keys or the Legislative Council from the public galleries located in each chamber.

Details of the sitting dates are found in the Session Timetable.

On sitting days the times are as follows:

  • Tynwald Court - 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10.30 - 13.00 and 14.30 to no later than 20.00, including a 30 min break around 17.00. Please note that timings are approximate and the sitting may continue into Wednesday and Thursday.

  • House of Keys - Tuesday (except 3rd in each month) 10.00 - 13.00 and 14.15 - 17.30 or earlier if the business is concluded.

  • Legislative Council - Tuesday (except 3rd in each month) 10.30 - 13.00 and 14.15 - 17.30 or earlier if the business is concluded.

Order Papers for the sitting in progress are available to the public from the Messengers in the Lobby. The public may come and go freely during sittings provided there is no disturbance caused and the rules of conduct for Tynwald Court and the House of Keys are followed.

Tynwald and Keys Chambers have a hearing aid loop system which is activated when sittings are in session.

Please consult the How to Find Us - Location Map for directions and location of the nearest public car parks.