Covid-19 Coronavirus

Visiting the Public Record Office

Advance notice: Public service closures

The Public Record Office's secondary premises on Spring Valley Industrial Estate are currently undergoing major remodelling in order to increase available archive storage space. The scale of the works require intermittent involvement from the whole PRO team. In order to accommodate this work, our public reading room service will reduce to opening one day per week (Thursdays only) during October 2021.

Our public opening hours for the month of October 2021 will be:

Friday 1 October 2021 9.30am-1pm; 2pm-4.30pm

Thursday 7 October 2021 9.30am-1pm; 2pm-5pm

Thursday 14 October 2021 9.30am-1pm; 2pm-5pm

Thursday 21 October 2021 9.30am-1pm; 2pm-5pm

Thursday 28 October 2021 9.30am-1pm; 2pm-5pm

Our normal service will resume from Monday 1 November 2021.

During the days of closure, although it will not be possible to visit our Reading Room, we will remain contactable by telephone +44 1624 693569 and email and will endeavour to answer enquiries as fully as possible. Please be advised, however, that response times may be longer than usual.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to resuming our regular public service in due course. Thank you for your patience.

The Isle of Man 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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