The chance to explore the treasures on our doorstep as part of this month’s Heritage Open Days continued with a weekend full of tours and talks.
The fourth such Manx National Heritage-organised annual event sees venues and groups around the island open up, all for free.
Fifty events make up this year’s schedule, which continues this weekend, as diverse as tours of Douglas’ Victorian boundary walls to exploring the fungi in Archallagan Plantation.
Over the past few days people have had the chance to be guided around areas not always open to the public such as King William’s College and the Manx Electric Railway workshops at Derby Castle, or be shown familiar areas in a new light such as Peel harbour and the remnants of ‘waterpower and industry’ in the upper Laxey Valley.
All listings can also be found online at www.manxnationalheritage.im or collect a programme from any Manx National Heritage site or the Welcome Centre at the Sea Terminal in Douglas.
The scheme is funded by charity funds from the Trustees of the Manx Museum and National Trust, with the ethos of celebrating culture and ‘opening people’s eyes to unusual places and spaces’.