Manx National Heritage is holding a second drop-in event to showcase plans to deliver a transformational Castletown development project at the Nautical Museum.

On display will be concept visual designs for the development of the entire site, creating a world-class, accessible, all-weather heritage visitor attraction in a project which incorporates extensive conservation works necessary to bring the historic buildings back into a state of good repair, and re-purposing currently unused outbuildings on the site. 

A digital 3D model of the Nautical Museum created by Dannatt Johnson Architects provides a virtual ‘fly through’ of the Nautical Museum buildings and the new boat hall where the Peggy, one of the most significant items held by Manx National Heritage for the nation, will be returned and displayed.

Whilst highlighting the significance of her creator George Quayle, the wider story of the maritime history of the Isle of Man will be told in a compelling and engaging manner to encourage new and repeat visitors to the Island. 

Members of the Design Project team for this transformational regeneration project, representatives from Manx National Heritage and Dannatt Johnson Architects, will be on hand for discussion and to answer any questions.  For those who are familiar with the Nautical Museum, we will be seeing the building in an entirely new light.

Please take the opportunity to attend one of the Public Engagement Events:

July 31: House of Manannan in Peel, at 9:30am to 4:30pm

August 3: Castletown Civic Centre, at 10am to 7pm

August 4: Castletown Civic Centre, at 10am to 5pm