The Old Grammar School, Castletown

The oldest extant roofed building on the Island, the Old Grammar School was in educational use from the 1500s through to 1930.

Part of it is set up as a Victorian schoolroom, and there are some interesting permanent exhibitions about the history of the site. Although small, it's another interesting piece of Castletown's historical jigsaw and, taken together with the other attractions in the town, can be part of a fascinating day out.

Run by Manx National Heritage, it also serves as a visitor information centre and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

Photo by kevin rothwell / The Old Grammar School, Castletown / CC BY-SA 2.0


Unfortunately, it's not wheelchair accessible, due to three large steps at the entrance.

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According to the MNH website, the Old Grammar School  is open for events and pre-booked groups by special request.

Published: 17 May 2022

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