The Old House of Keys

Parliament Square

Historic House / Palace

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Situated in the centre of Castletown.

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Adults £6.00, Children £3.00
Concessions available:
◾Holiday Passes for multi-site admission. Available from
◾Go Heritage Explore Card available for multi-site admission and transport links
◾Group discounts available to pre-booked group visitors of 15 or more paying visitors. Pre-book in advance.
◾Free entry available to Isle of Man School children with a valid ACE card sponsored by Lloyds Bank.
◾Season Passes for Isle of Man residents
◾Free entry available to members of the Friends of Manx National Heritage, National Trust, English Heritage, CADW, Historic Scotland and organisations holding an agreement with Manx National Heritage. Entry available to the named member only on presentation of a valid membership card. Restrictions may apply. For details, please consult your membership handbook.
◾Please note concessions may not apply for special events


Provider Facilities

  • Group Friendly
  • TT & Biker Friendly

Opening Times

2018 (1 Apr 2019 - 3 Nov 2019)

* Debates take place at 11am and 2.45pm. For group bookings of 15 or more it is recommended you book in advance.

Please contact our Group Bookings Officer should you wish to arrange a visit during our winter closure period, as we may be able to facilitate visits to some sites, by special request. A minimum of two weeks notice is required.


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Recent Reviews:

  • Janet H
    Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Interactive Visit to Old House of Keys
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 23rd October 2018
    As part of our escorted tour to Castletown we visited The Old House of Keys and took part in the interactive 'debating' session A brief talk was given by a very knowledgeable guide and then it went... Read full review
  • magnyvex
    Devizes, United Kingdom
    Interesting visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 25th October 2018
    Spent some time in the House of Keys with an interesting guide. He told my husband and I all about the building and early parliament of the Isle of Man and how it developed over the years. Well... Read full review
  • Martin R
    Northampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    A really fun way to present what may otherwise be, to many, some rather dull history.
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 30th December 2018
    I visited the 'Old House of Keys' in Castletown on my Manx National Heritage Badge (a special badge that was available for £10 during the TT Races, Southern 100, and IOM FOM in 2018) and was lucky to... Read full review

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