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The Tynwald Library

Finch Road, Legislative Buildings, Douglas IM1 1EJ
+44 1624 685520
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Interesting tour

Went to the Monday at 2pm guided tour - leisurely approach and informative. Four rooms of... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
b0wiewhist
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Milton Keynes
Amazing step back in time

We were on a Newmarket Holiday when we visited this attraction. It holds about 25 people and you... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Lunartic25
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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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 and the Court of Tynwald. While on the tour, you'll learn the history of the Isle of Man's political system and how it came into existence as well as the history of these landmark buildings. The tours last approximately 1:30 to 2 hours and commence on Mondays at 2:00pm and Fridays at 11:00am. Tours at other times may be possible, call ahead to check availability.
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Finch Road, Legislative Buildings, Douglas IM1 1EJ
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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.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We were on a Newmarket Holiday when we visited this attraction. It holds about 25 people and you are seated around a table which was the old parliament of the Isle of Man (Tynwald) and are then taken through a mock meeting of the government...More

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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

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This is a much improved library over the previous one, only problem is the books have not been renewed. The children's section is full of old tatty books well past their sell by date. Could also do with asking the librarians to smile once in...More

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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.

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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

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Reviewed 7 October 2015

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

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Reviewed 19 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
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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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