Who we are - Shinyn

Culture Vannin has a strong and proud history of supporting and promoting Manx culture through development, education and grant-giving work since we were established as the Manx Heritage Foundation by Act of Tynwald in 1982. Inspired by the Island of Culture celebrations throughout 2014, we adopted the trading name Culture Vannin, reflecting our continued work to promote our culture in inclusive, engaging and creative ways.

The Manx Heritage Foundation is registered charity number 333 in the Isle of Man.

Culture Vannin currently employs four full-time officers: Director, Manx Language Development Officer, Manx Music Development Officer and Online and Educational Resources Officer. They are supported by a part-time Finance and Admin Officer.

We work closely with other government departments and organisations as well as businesses in the private sector. We continue to develop resources for the Department of Education, Sport and Culture, work with DEFA on Biosphere Isle of Man, with the IOM Arts Council on key projects and the development of strategywith Manx National Heritage, with Tourism and Creative Industries within the Department for Enterprise and many more.

We are currently working on two key cross-government and voluntary sector groups: the Building Conservation Forum and the Manx Language Network.

Come and visit our exhibitions on Tynwald and Manx culture at our cultural centre: Fairfield House, Main Road, St John's IM4 3NA. We are open 9.30am-4.30pm weekdays (until 4pm during the winter months), free admission.

Click here to see the Manx Heritage Act 1982