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Culture Vannin Tynwald & Cultural Exhibition Centre

Type:Heritage / Visitor Centre

Speaker of the House of Keys inspecting the custom-built Lego model of Tynwald Day

About

The Island’s cultural and Tynwald exhibition centre is a great way for all ages to find out about just what makes the Isle of Man Manx.

In the centre, you can find out about 'thing sites' like Tynwald around the world, look at old photos of St John's, find out about calendar customs, see how Tynwald works, and check out our Lego model of Tynwald Day.

Younger visitors can choose from colouring-in, dressing up and building Lego to add to the model.

There's much more about Manx culture in our language and music room, which features an amazing mural by Manx artist, Adam Berry.

Take some time to explore our short films or sit and read some of our books. The centre is the perfect starting point for a visit of the historic Tynwald Hill and Royal Chapel.

We also have a gift shop selling books and CDs relating to Manx history and culture - and specialise in publications on Manx language and music.

Guide Prices

Free admission - donations welcome to Culture Vannin

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Languages spoken

  • Gaelic spoken

Leisure Facilities

  • Shop

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free) - Free parking is available in nearby public car parks by the Arboretum and off Station Road, just round the corner.

Payment Methods

  • Cheques accepted
  • PayPal Accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Gaelic printed material

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties
  • Dogs Accepted - We have benches outside where you can sit with your dogs and view Tynwald Hill and the Royal Chapel. We're happy to provide drinking water for them during summer months, too.
  • Group Friendly
  • Staff Fluent in Languages - Other
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Village Location

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • WiFi Available
Fairfield House, Main Road, St John's, IM4 3NA
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Tel+44 (0) 1624 676169

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Awards

  • AccoladesUNESCO Biosphere Partner UNESCO Biosphere Partner 2018

Opening Times

09.30 - 16.30 weekdays (1 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)
09:30 - 16:00 weekdays (1 Nov 2020 - 31 Mar 2021)

* We are currently closed and will look to reopen the exhibition Autumn 2020
Normally, we are open on weekdays all year round with the exception of the Christmas fortnight and bank holidays.
Please visit our website for a whole host of online content: www.culturevannin.im

Map & Directions

Road Directions

We are located just opposite Tynwald Hill on the main road from Douglas to Peel. There is ample parking in nearby public car parks at the Arboretum, and on Station Road.

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