The Old House of Keys

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Parliament Square
Isle of Man
Isle of Man

"Order, order! Those in favour say 'Aye', those against 'No'!" Inside the finely restored 19th Century home of the Manx Parliament, visitors become members of the House of Keys through the ages, debating and deciding upon momentous issues from Manx political history. Should women be given the vote? Should motor racing be allowed on Manx public roads? Listen to the arguments for and against and then cast your vote!

Further information

Opening Hours:

Open daily April to October. 10.00 - 17.00. Closed throughout the winter months.


Timed admission passes can be purchased at the Old Grammar School or the Nautical Museum. Adults £4.00 Child (5-15) £2.00 Family £9.50 Free admission to members of the Friends of Manx National Heritage.


  • National Trust
  • Historic Scotland
  • English Heritage

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Parking for disabled available
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • Guided tours
  • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
  • Pre-booking service for groups

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