MEMBERS of Manx National Heritage will be able to enjoy a range of extra attractions in the UK thanks to a historic agreement signed by the organisation recently.
The organisation has agreed a reciprocal deal with the York Archaeological Trust which will allow Heritage members to use their membership cards at any of the York Archaeological Trust historic sites.
Members of the York Archaeological Trust will be similarly favoured at sites around the island belonging to the Manx National Heritage.
Administration and development officer Nicola Pemberton of Friends of Manx National Heritage said she was delighted to announce the reciprocal agreement particularly as Manx National Heritage and York Archaeological Trust had worked closely together.
‘FMNH members will certainly enjoy visiting the sites in York,’ she said.
‘And Manx National Heritage will be very happy to welcome York Archaeological Trust members to the Isle of Man.’
In addition, she said air travel company Manx2 had offered FMNH members a discount on flights to Leeds Bradford.
Sarah Maltby, Archaeological Trust director of attractions added: ‘This agreement between Manx National Heritage and York Archaeological Trust is hopefully the first step towards a long and fruitful relationship.
‘Our regions have very much in common historically and we hope that members of both membership organisations enjoy exploring their shared heritage.’
York Archaeological Trust’s Valhalla exhibition features a variety of artefacts on display which were discovered during excavations both in York and in the Isle of Man.
The exhibition runs until the November 4 this year.
Members of the FMNH get free entrance to all of the Manx National Heritage attractions as well as more than 2,000 acres of National Trust land. They also receive a 10 per cent discount in the Manx National Heritage shops.
FMNH members who are Manx residents get free or reduced admission to about 600 properties throughout Britain operated by the National Trust, English Heritage, Scottish National Trust and Historic Scotland, Cadw and now York Archaeological Trust sites. They are also entitled to free or reduced admission to properties controlled by the Trusts of Australia, New Zealand, The Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Malta.
To join FMNH see www.friendsofmnh.org.
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