Category: History

   Wearing a sprig of Bollan Bane (aka mugwort or white wort) in your lapel on Tynwald Day (the Isle of Man’s National Day) has long been recognised as a colloquial protection against ‘themselves’ or the fairies, but the release …

New Film Reveals Details about the Manx Tradition of Bollan Bane Read More »

As part of the closing events for the year long initiative Isle of Architecture, a special concert reflected a diverse use of a very special building in Peel. Isle of Architecture is a celebration of the built environment, encouraging appreciation …

Isle of Architecture Celebrates with Concert in Peel Lifeboat House Read More »

A unique collaboration between some of the brightest talent from the Royal College of Music and the Ensemble Émigré, professional soloists and a selection of young performers from the Isle of Man, highlighted an important aspect of internment on the …

Manx Internment Camp Music Concerts Break New Ground Read More »

 A unique collaboration between some of the brightest talent from the Royal College of Music, professional soloists and a selection of young performers from the Isle of Man (second concert only) will highlight an important aspect of internment on the …

Music Composed in Manx Internment Camps Highlighted in Island Concerts Read More »

One of the Isle of Man’s greatest poets died 42 years ago today: Kathleen Faragher, you are sorely missed. We thought that a good way to remember her would be with a smile. So we’ve just released this reading of …

Culture Vannin: Kathleen Faragher’s ‘Owl Neddy’ read by Dollin Kelly Read More »

  New exhibition to discover Toy Stories from the Isle of Man Have you got a Treasured Toy Story with an Isle of Man connection that you’d like to share? Manx National Heritage is currently planning a fascinating exhibition to …

Toy Story 1917 Read More »

 As part of the initiative Isle of Architecture, author, historian and enthusiast Dr Kathryn Ferry recently gave an illustrated talk based on the changing face of seaside architecture at the Centenary Centre in Peel. Dr Ferry spent her early years …

Isle of Man: Architecture on Sea – The Buildings That Made the Seaside Read More »

This is the catalog entry for a handwritten diary of Elizabeth Romney, including some pages from her visit to Douglas. The auction is in early May, at Heritage Auctions in Dallas.   [George Romney]. Journal of Elizabeth Romney for the years 1834-1837. …

The handwritten diary of Elizabeth Romney Read More »

Manx National Heritage, the national heritage agency for the Isle of Man, wants you to discover what made the Island’s news in days gone by with the re-launch of the iMuseum Newspapers & Publications website, www.imuseum.im/newspapers/. Hundreds of subscribers both on …

iMuseum relaunches newspaper site Read More »

  With the success of a local campaign to raise funds for a permanent gravestone at the burial site of one of the Island’s unsung heroes, there was an opportunity for some of those involved with the project to view …

William Kennish Memorial Dedication Ceremony Read More »