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, take your seat in the finely restored debating chamber for a theatrical debate on setting the Island laws. See how democracy developed early – and the effect that political decisions have had on the Manx nation. Should motor racing be allowed on open roads? Should women get the vote? You decide. 

Guide Prices

Adults £9.00
Students £4.50
Children aged under 18 FREE

Concessions available:
- Holiday Passes (£35) - offering unlimited access to all Manx National Heritage sites for up to 14 days from first use, our Holiday Pass is the perfect ticket for your holiday break.
- Group discounts available to pre-booked group visitors of 15 or more paying visitors. To book call 01624 648017.
- Annual Passes for Isle of Man residents (£35)
- Go Explore Heritage Passes for use with trams, trains and bus transport (£69)
- 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.

Donations welcome to the Manx Museum and National Trust. Charity no. 603.


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 sittings every Saturday at 1.45pm (1 Apr 2023 - 31 Oct 2023)

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Please note the Old House of Keys is closed for the winter.

Map & Directions

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Situated in the centre of Castletown.

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