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Public Record Office

Public Record Office

Unit 40A

Spring Valley Industrial Estate


Isle of Man


Telephone:+44 1624 693569

Email:Send Email

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 Isle of Man 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.

Important notice: Heritage Open Days

The Isle of Man Public Record Office is participating in the Heritage Open Days taking place on Friday 30 September 2016, Saturday 1 October 2016 and Friday 7 October 2016.

We are offering short tours of the Record Office including the opportunity to view a small exhibition of archives relating to Ballamona Hospital. More information about the event including tour times can be found at:

Bookings for these tours can be made by contacting the Public Record Office by email at: or by telephone on +44 1624 696369.

In order to accommodate the tours and exhibition, our public reading room will be closed for general research use on Friday 30 September 2016, Saturday 1 October 2016 and Friday 7 October 2016. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The reading room will be open for researchers as usual on Thursday 29 September and Thursday 6 October 2016. 

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