Category: History

With new and exciting ideas in the pipeline for the redevelopment of the basement displays in the Manx Museum, it will bring to a close the much-loved Folklife Gallery, which has been on permanent display since the 1950s and remains …

New TT Display to Replace Folklife Gallery in the Manx Museum Read More »

The Island’s largest free festival of heritage and cultural events, known as the Isle of Man Heritage Open Days, has blossomed since its inaugural year which included just three events and this year celebrates its tenth anniversary, with a burgeoning …

Isle of Man Heritage Open Days Celebrate Tenth Anniversary Read More »

The American Civil War (1861-1865) is a conflict which still resonates strongly today. As might be anticipated, immigrant participation was significant, particularly in the Union forces, and is generally well documented. However, this book is the first to explore the …

Across the Great Divide – Manxmen in the American Civil War Read More »

Isle of Man Classic TT August 24, 25, 26 2019 Isle of Man, – August 24-25-26 – For the 7th consecutive year, Team Obsolete has been invited back to the Isle of Man Classic TT, this time to display and …

Giacomo Agostini To Ride Team Obsolete MV Agusta At The Isle Of Man Classic TT Read More »

Last year’s inaugural Oie Voaldyn Manx Fire Festival in Peel was literally a spectacular success which returned with an even bigger display during the early May bank holiday weekend. Traditionally, Oie Voaldyn (May Eve) was a time to celebrate the …

Oie Voaldyn Manx Fire Festival Lights Up Peel Skyline Read More »

The late Nigel Kneale is considered to be the Island’s most successful radio, television and film scriptwriter, subsequently immortalised by his creation of the cult BBC TV science fiction series Quatermass during the 1950s. But a rarely heard play entitled …

Manx Scriptwriter’s Missing Masterpiece Resurrected for Radio Read More »

Manx National Heritage is proud to announce a special collaboration with York Archaeological Trust, which will see internationally significant objects from the Isle of Man go on display at JORVIK Viking Centre. The items to be featured include the Pagan …

Pagan Lady’s Necklace on Display for 35th Annual Viking Festival at JORVIK Viking Centre Read More »

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With the rise in feminism and raised awareness of the environment dominating the headlines, advocates may look towards an inspirational leader to guide them through their campaigns, but historically St Bridget, who has links with the Isle of Man, may …

St Bridget – A Woman for Our Time Read More »

The annual candle-lit, musical evening held in Holy Trinity Church in the parish of Patrick, has now become an established event on the Manx calendar, with entertainment provided by local early music group Hartes Ease. They were introduced by Alison …

Concert by Hartes Ease Closes the Festive Season Read More »

The annual ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the death of William Christian took place at Hango Hill, just outside Castletown, close to the site of both his execution and now demolished abode at Ronaldsway. His death in the seventeenth century …

Return of The Chronicles of Mann and the Isles Advocated at Illiam Dhone Ceremony Read More »