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Visiting the Isle of Man Public Record Office

Heritage Open Days 2017

The Isle of Man Public Record Office is taking part in the Heritage Open Days on Friday 29 September, Saturday 30 September and Friday 6 October 2017. On these days, members of the public will have the opportunity to take a tour of the Record Office and view an exhibition in our reading room. To find out more and book a place for the tour and exhibition, please contact us on 01624 693569 or by e-mail to:

Our public reading room will be used to display our Heritage Open Day exhibition on Friday 29 September and Friday 6 October 2017. This means that our standard reading room services and space to accommodate researchers will be limited. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause. If you are intending to visit to use the reading room on these days, please get in touch with us to discuss your visit and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Public Record Office

The Public Record Office is 2.5 miles outside Douglas on the Spring Valley Industrial Estate, Unit 40A. There is free parking available and it is close to bus routes 4, 4A and 4B. For further details of public transport, please visit the Bus and Rail website.

We are open to the public on:

  • Thursday 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
  • Friday 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.30pm 

We recommend that you contact us in advance of a visit to check whether we have the records you wish to consult and to make an appointment to visit. Also, if you are not able to visit on a Thursday or Friday, please contact us as we may be able to arrange an appointment at other times. For more information about visiting, including identification requirements, please read the Isle of Man Public Record Office Service Guide

Further information concerning our services, including copying records, is available to download. Further information about our holdings is on the Records page.  

Information sheets

Isle of Man Public Record Office Service Guide


Copying Records

Acknowledging Sources

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