Covid-19 Coronavirus

Visiting the Public Record Office

COVID-19 update

Due to current social distancing advice, the Isle of Man Public Record Office reading room will be closed until further notice. All group tours and events are also suspended. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

We are happy to receive enquiries about our collections and services by e-mail (, telephone (+44 1624 693569) and post (Unit 40A Spring Valley, Braddan, IM2 2QS). Please note that staff may be working remotely and access to collections for enquiries cannot be guaranteed. However we will do our best to assist you as far as possible.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Public Record Office as soon as normal services can resume.

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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