The Old House of Keys

Type:Historic House / Palace

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Old House of Keys Building

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Be greeted by the secretary of the former home of the Manx Parliament, and take your seat in the finely restored chamber for a theatrical debate on setting the Island's laws, a debate in which you can vote. See how democracy developed early – and the effect that political decisions have had on the Manx Nation.

Guide Prices

Adults £9
Children FREE (children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult)
Students over the age of 18 with a valid Student Card £4.50

Please note the sittings are suitable for Secondary School aged children upwards.For any children under this age parent/carer discretion advised.

Your admission
Some special events may incur an additional admission charge.
Student discount is available on production of a valid student card.
Group discounts are available to pre-booked group visitors of 15 or more paying visitors booked 7 days in advance.
Holiday and Annual Passes – admission is only permitted on production of a valid card. Cards are valid for the named person and are not transferable. ID may also be requested. Free access is for 14 days from the first day of use on a Holiday Pass and 1 Year from first date of use on an Annual Pass for Isle of Man residents.
Free admission is available to children under 18 years of age, persons accompanying a disabled visitor, Go Explore Heritage and Go Platinum Reserve Passes for use with trams, trains and bus transport and Members of the Friends of Manx National Heritage 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 on our reciprocal arrangements, please consult your membership handbook.


Provider Facilities

  • Group Friendly
  • TT & Biker Friendly
Parliament Square, Castletown, IM9 1LA
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Opening Times

The Old House of Keys is open for bookable groups (28 Mar 2024 - 3 Nov 2024)

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Map & Directions

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Situated in the centre of Castletown.

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