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Interesting visit

Spent some time in the House of Keys with an interesting guide. He told my husband and I all about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Devizes, United Kingdom
Interactive Visit to Old House of Keys

As part of our escorted tour to Castletown we visited The Old House of Keys and took part in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Janet H
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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The Old House of Keys in Castletown was once the centre of 19th century political life on the Island. The building is one chapter in the long and often turbulent history of Manx politics which stretches back to the 9th and 10th centuries when the...more
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Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

This is open twice a day at about 11 and 2.30. You have to get the tickets from the old school house. It has really good guides who play their part well and an incredible animated Mr Speaker. Various animated characters speak about each of...More

3  Thank Martin-F-UK
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All reviews interactive experience well worth a visit isle of man great insight parliament building long table lower house knowledgeable guide opening times other attractions interesting visit talking pictures great visit free attraction coach party island history children and adults
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent some time in the House of Keys with an interesting guide. He told my husband and I all about the building and early parliament of the Isle of Man and how it developed over the years. Well worth a visit. Small gift shop.

Thank magnyvex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of our escorted tour to Castletown we visited The Old House of Keys and took part in the interactive 'debating' session A brief talk was given by a very knowledgeable guide and then it went to an interactive session which took you through...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great immersive experience of the old parliament, need to ensure that it's not the only reason you go to Castletown though as it's not very long

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Great visit. Highly recommend. Lovely staff and so informative. Very pleased to learn the IOM was the first country to give women the vote in 1880. Just brilliant.

Thank J A
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Did not get tour as guide was not there so we just looked in main room set with long table and chairs as would have been years ago. Used to be government location for Isle of Man. Looks to have been well maintained. Lady at...More

Thank Rbattis
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Just returned form a fab few days on Isle of Man. We visited the old house of keys in Castletown and took part in the 'debating' session. Really well done with lots of interaction and we learnt so much about the history of the island....More

Thank carol m
Reviewed 15 September 2018

A nice place to explore which is very much touchy/feely and the guide gave a very interesting talk about the various features and pictures etc. Well worth a visit and it is free.

1  Thank Derek H
Reviewed 18 August 2018

If you aren't interested in politics, then this probably isn't the place for you. As interesting as it is for the brief time it takes to have a look around, small children would soon lose interest. There's nothing to do as such, it's a lot...More

Thank Roll_and_stroll
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Visited today. It was great going back in time and seeing to old building. Ruth the guide was extremely knowledgeable and interesting to talk too. Well worth a visit.

Thank 37BrianH
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Something more for the adults I think. An interesting look as to how the island was governed. A short stop for a rainy day opposite the castle.

Thank Alighttomyfeet
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Pam E
18 May 2017|
Response from John N | Reviewed this property |
Debates most days. No ticket office on site, available from castle Rushen other side of the square. Entry free. For debate £6 charge. Enjoy!
susan H
24 June 2016|
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Response from freddiemoran | Reviewed this property |
Don't know but the front steps were not very high.