taking our culture forward

UPDATE: THE BUILDING IS CLOSED FOR THE MARCH 2021 CIRCUIT-BREAKER LOCKDOWN

THE EXHIBITION SPACE WILL RE-OPEN WHEN PRACTICAL

WHEN NOT IN LOCKDOWN, all visitors to the shop or to the building for meetings or classes must abide by the following guidance:

  • Please DO NOT come into the building if you are displaying any symptoms relating to COVID-19, including a high temperature, a new and persistent cough, or anosmia, a change in your normal sense of smell, or as listed online here: https://covid19.gov.im/about-coronavirus/symptoms-and-self-assessment/
  • Please DO use the hand sanitizer provided in the hallway and wash your hands regularly
  • Should the need for contact tracing arise, we would ask visitors to provide details for this purpose only - we will continue to monitor the situation and will introduce this only when it is deemed advisable

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 located just opposite Tynwald Hill, and there is ample parking in nearby public car parks at the Arboretum, and on Station Road.
A PDF of our new beautiful hand-drawn map of St. John's is available to download
here.

In the centre, you can find out about 'thing sites' like Tynwald around the world, look at old photos of St John's, find out about calendar customs, see how Tynwald works, and check out our Lego model of Tynwald Day. Younger visitors can choose from colouring-in, dressing up and playing with some Lego to add to the model.

There's much more about Manx culture in our language and music room, which features an amazing mural by Manx artist, Adam Berry. Take some time to explore our short films or sit and read some of our books.

We also have a shop selling our books and CDs relating to Manx history and culture - we specialise in publications on Manx language and music.

Opening times:

9.30am-4.30pm weekdays - SUMMER OPENING HOURS (April-October)

9.30am-4pm weekdays - WINTER OPENING HOURS (November-March)

Free admission