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The Tynwald Library

Closed Now: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Backstage tour of the parliament's workings

Really worthwhile (& free) morning spent seeing & hearing about the workings of the Manx... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Paul C
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Oldest continuous parliament in the world.

As a bit of a history nerd this was on my itinerary but because I was in Douglas off season on a... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
County Cork, Ireland
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Take a free guided tour of the historic Tynwald Chambers, the national parliament of the Isle of Man and the oldest continuous parliament in the world! The tour encompasses the three chambers of Tynwald: the House of Keys, the Legislative Council...more
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Finch Road, Legislative Buildings, Douglas IM1 1EJ
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Really worthwhile (& free) morning spent seeing & hearing about the workings of the Manx Parliamentary system - make sure you know when it's open & book up just in case

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul C
Reviewed 10 October 2018

As a bit of a history nerd this was on my itinerary but because I was in Douglas off season on a day that doesn't do tours, I chanced my arm and asked one of the very nice ladies at reception could I just have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Tynwald is the Viking name for a parliament and the Vikings established a Tynwald on the Isle of Man over one thousand years ago. It is the oldest Parliament in the world with an unbroken existence. Originally there were several meeting places around the island...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank EESW1
Reviewed 14 August 2018

An extremely interesting and informative tour of the Isle of Man parliament in Douglas, the present capital, its three houses, the House of Keys, the Legislative Assembly and the Tynwald. The guide was very interesting, and knowledgeable. He made the talk interesting and witty, so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Liz R
Reviewed 27 June 2018

If you are a history nerd and interested in the legislative side of the Island do not miss this visit! We had a brilliant tour with a very informative and interesting guide. Another plus.....you could take photographs!

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank tracylott
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Went to the Monday at 2pm guided tour - leisurely approach and informative. Four rooms of parliament visited and chance to see items in the gift shop too.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Visiting Parliament buildings is probably not for everyone the world's oldest parliament offers free guided tours that are astonishingly informative run by members of staff. If you have wondered how government works this is an opportunity to find out, in part. The guides are appropriately...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank John E
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Everything is clearly laid out and it looks like a proper library, only problem is that it still houses the same old books from the previous library. They really need to overhaul their book collection and breath some new life into this place.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Manx K
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I must first advise that I am a resident who moved here from Sevenoaks in 2005.This Island has attractions that are real gems. The Island is probably one of the best kept secrets in the British Isles. Anyone that decides to come here for a...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Alistair211
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Had a wonderful conducted tour of Tynwald starting at the Library. Library staff very attentive and informative.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Diane W
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