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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 public.records@gov.im 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 Isle of Man Public Record Office preserves records of the Isle of Man government and other Manx public bodies that are of historical and cultural significance. Our holdings include records from:

  • Tynwald
  • Isle of Man government departments and their predecessors, such as the Boards
  • Other organisations which are part of government, including General Registry
  • Local authorities
  • Courts
  • Other local public bodies included in the Public Records Act 1999

More information on our holdings is available on the Records page.

The Visiting the Public Record Office page provides information on our services, location and opening hours.

The Public Records Act 1999 provides the basis for our objectives:

  • Advice and assistance to bodies holding public records.
  • Preservation and organisation of archives.
  • Facilitation of appropriate public access to records and archives.
Public Record Office

Unit 40A

Spring Valley Industrial Estate

Douglas

Isle of Man

IM2 2QS

Telephone:+44 1624 693569

Email:Send Email

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