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Council supporting Manx National Heritage open day programme

Friday, 04 October 2013 19:19

For the second successive year Douglas Borough Council is to support Manx National Heritage’s open days.


GeneralZSC 3744 MediumA scene in the Council chamber from the 2012 open day


The programme offers open access or guided tours to properties, lands and displays usually closed to the public or charge admission.


ChainsZSC 3734 MediumCivic regalia on display in the Mayor's parlour


Council Leader Councillor David Christian MBE JP said: ‘Last year’s open day generated a good deal of interest so we are delighted to be taking part once again this year over two days.


MaceZSC 3723 MediumThe mayoral mace donated by Alderman Samuel Webb


‘We always welcome members of the public to attend the Council’s monthly meetings but are especially pleased to have the opportunity of these Manx National Heritage open days to explain the stories behind some of the town hall’s interesting artwork, artifacts and ceremonial items and share with our visitors the history of this magnificent building that has been at the centre of civic life in the Borough since 1900.’


The Council chamber, Mayor’s parlour and committee room of Douglas town hall will be open to the general public on Friday October 11th from 12noon to 2pm and on Saturday October 12th from 11am to 3pm.



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