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The Tynwald Library

Closed Now: 14:00 - 15:30
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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 1 week ago
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 1 week ago
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 1 week ago

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

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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

3  Thank EESW1
Reviewed 13 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 14 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 22 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 17 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 7 October 2015

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

Thank Diane W
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