Visiting the Public Record Office

Customer Notice - Christmas and New Year

The Public Record Office will be closed from Thursday 23 December 2021 to Tuesday 4 January 2022 for the Christmas period.

We will re-open for enquiries on Tuesday 4 January 2022, and for reading room visitors on Thursday 6 January 2022.

We wish all our customers best wishes for the festive season.

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