Isle of Man: Isle of Adventure
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Arts & Crafts

The Isle of Man is known for its rich and diverse cultural and artistic history. During your holiday there is plenty of reason for you and your family to experience, and perhaps even try your hand at, arts and craft events.

In the South of the Island you can visit the internationally recognised Erin Arts Centre. Here there are regular shows of arts and photography. Each month half of the gift shop is also taken over by a local artist so there is a great opportunity to pick up a unique and distinctly local Manx souvenir during your trip

In Peel, in the west of the Island, you will find the Centenary centre. Built in 1877 and run entirely by volunteers, is a popular venue for local theatrical productions, lectures presentations and more. It also has regular movie showings and musical events so it is worth checking what will be happening during your visit to the Island.

If you are a fan of local artwork then the Sayle Gallery, based on Douglas Promenade, is a great place to visit. With local artists showing work you can gain an insight into modern Manx art and possibly even buy a piece to remember your holiday when you get home. There are also regular workshops which you can take part in if you want to flex your own artistic muscles. Topics such as life drawing and photography are always popular and available to you and your family during your trip.

Sayle Gallery

Sayle Gallery

Based in Douglas, the Sayle Gallery is a registered charity. They display art from local artists and have regular exhibitions promoting their work.

Craftworks Studio

Craftworks Studio

Craftworks Studio is located in Silverdale Glen in the South of the Island. You have the opportunity to paint your own useable ceramic from their extensive range of ceramic bisque’s.

Peel Centenary Centre

Peel Centenary Centre

Located in the West of the Island, the Peel Centenary Centre is an arts and community centre run by volunteers. It hosts a wide range of theatrical productions and exhibitions.

Erin Arts Centre

Erin Arts Centre

Founded in 1971, the Erin Arts Centre is an arts and craft exhibition centre. It hosts a range of events and festivals throughout the year, showcasing local talents as well as international artists.

Laxey Woollen Mills

Laxey Woollen Mills

Laxey Woollen Mill has developed into an exciting Craft Centre and specialises in producing rugs and scarves and the famous Laxey Manx tartan!