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.