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Events and Exhibitions

Heritage Open Days Event 2023

All Aboard! A Journey Through Isle of Man Heritage Railways

Friday 29 – Saturday 30 September, Friday 6 October

For this year’s Heritage Open Days event, Isle of Man Public Record Office is also celebrating Year of the Railways 2023.

Our special exhibition explores the rich history of Manx rail transport through original 19th and 20th Century records selected from our archives.

We are also offering guided tours of our stores, where you can a view a further selection of archival treasures, and discover the role that the Public Record Office plays in preserving our unique heritage.

Drop-in exhibition open 10am to 4pm on Friday 29 September, Saturday 30 September and Friday 6 October.

Guided tours (bookings only) take place on the above days at 10am and 2pm.

To book your place on a tour, and for all further enquiries, call +44 1624 693569 or email

Group tours of our archive

We offer tours for groups who wish to find out more about the Isle of Man Public Record Office. These include an introduction to our work, a trip behind the scenes into our archive stores and the chance to find out about highlighted documents from our archive collections.

If you would like to arrange a group visit, please complete the 'Group tour booking form' available via downloadable documents and return it via or our postal address: Unit 40A, Spring Valley Industrial Estate, Braddan, Isle of Man, IM2 2QS. Drop us a line or call +44 1624 693569 if you have any questions or would like more information before booking.

Touring exhibitions for loan

We have a number of exhibition panels which are suitable for display at locations across the Island. These can be loaned free of charge (subject to availability) by Isle of Man public bodies, heritage and community organisations. Each set of panels includes one panel introducing the work of the Public Record Office, followed by a number of subject-specific panels.

Exhibition panels currently available are:

  • Tynwald Millennium Retrospective (10 panels, 3 mini panels)
  • The History of Ballamona Hospital (4 panels)
  • The History of the Villa Marina 1806-2010 (3 panels)
  • The Isle of Man in the 1920s (2 panels)
  • Highlights of the PRO Collections (up to 9 panels)

To enquire about the loan of exhibition panels, please contact us at or on +44 1624 693569.

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