Educational and Youth Group Visits
There are two types of visit available to schools and other youth organisations:
Question and Answer Tour - All Ages
Suitable for almost any age group we look around the building and tell the young people something of the history of Tynwald and how it works today. There is plenty of opportunity for them to ask questions about what they see and hear. This usually runs for about an hour, is suitable for any number of children and can be arranged outside of usual business hours for youth groups.
Tour and Mock Debate - Upper Key Stage 2
After a short tour around the building with time to
ask questions the students take part in their own sitting of the House of Keys.
This usually works best with children aged 9-12. A group of around 20 young
people is best and the visit takes about 90 minutes. For this option, the
students decide topics to debate in advance and take on the roles of Mr Speaker
and MHKs, before using the official electronic voting system on their topics. Upon
completion, they receive a certificate commemorating their visit.
More information: http://www.tynwald.org.im/education/schools/visit/Pages/Tour-and-Debate-Visit.aspx
Help with Transport Costs for Schools - All Ages
The Isle of Man branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association will fund the cost of transport for school visits. To take advantage of this, contact us ;prior to your visit to let us know who you are booking with and the cost. Following the visit please send the invoice to us or ask the provider to invoice the Clerk of Tynwald’s Office directly.
How to Book
Tours can be booked at any time when the chambers are available, this is usually any day except Tuesday and the third Wednesday and Thursday of the month. To arrange a visit please contact the Tynwald Information Service with one or two possible dates, the type of tour you would prefer and the maximum number of children. We will then check the date is available and confirm the booking with you.
Contacting the Tynwald Information Service
Tel: +44 (0)1624 685520