The building that houses the House of Keys and the Legislative Council was originally built as the Bank of Mona in 1855 and has acquired the nickname of the Wedding Cake due to its unusual shape.
Tynwald sit in the red brick building adjoined to the Wedding Cake, a building originally intended for use as a dual courtroom.
The Tynwald Chamber and Information Service run two tours a week, one on Monday at 2-3pm, and one on Friday at 10-11am. They are also happy to provide tours whenever the chambers are available; this is usually any day except Tuesday and the third Wednesday or Thursday of the month.
The standard tour lasts around one hour. Visitors will be shown around the building, you will learn about the history of the building and about how Tynwald works. Visitors will have ample opportunity to ask questions about the things they see and hear.
Tynwald also provide a scripted tour for school students. This includes a shorter tour of the chambers and a scripted sitting of the House of Keys, which lasts around 90 minutes.
To book a tour please contact Tynwald library:
Tele no. 44 (0) 1624 685520
Image: Paul Dougherty