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The Tynwald Library

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The oldest Parliament in the world...

Tynwald is the Viking name for a parliament and the Vikings established a Tynwald on the Isle of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
EESW1
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Tour of the Isle of Man parliament

An extremely interesting and informative tour of the Isle of Man parliament in Douglas, the present... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Liz R
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Perth, Australia
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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 2 weeks ago

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

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

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!

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.

Thank b0wiewhist
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

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.

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

1  Thank Alistair211
Reviewed 8 October 2015

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

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 20 September 2015

There are free tours of the Tynwald in Douglas on Monday afternoons and Thursday mornings. We turned up at 1.45 pm and joined a group of about 10. The guide explained how the Parliament worked and took us round two of the main chambers (the...More

1  Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 24 August 2015

After visiting the Old House of Keys earlier on this year, I thought it about time that I visit the current parliament building in the Isle of Man. As a local I didn't realise they did tours here of the chambers and that there was...More

1  Thank Voirrey K
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