taking our culture forward

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 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:

11am-4pm weekdays (excluding bank holidays)

Please note that the exhibition may occasionally be closed due to staff absences. We apologies in advance for any inconvenience. If you are making a special visit, please feel free to contact us in advance.

The exhibition will be closed on the following days in 2022 due to staff absence: Friday 29 July, Mon 1 Aug, Thurs 4 Aug and Fri 5 Aug.

 

Free admission

 

We are very happy that our exhibition and shop can be open at this time, but are mindful of the ongoing COVID-19 situation when we ask you to help our Island stay responsible:

  • Please DO NOT come into the building if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are unwell in any way
  • Please DO use the hand sanitizer provided and wash your hands regularly
  • Please REPECT anyone who chooses to wear a face covering (mask) or other PPE
  • We will ensure that all spaces are kept well VENTILATED, with windows and doors open wherever possible – please wear suitable clothing.