Thursday 15 December 2011
Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, and The Friends of Manx National Heritage (FMNH), have signed a reciprocal agreement which will benefit members of both organisations. With direct flights now available to the Isle of Man from Anglesey there has never been a better time for visitors from Wales and the Isle of Man to explore the fascinating and ancient heritage which both lands have in abundance.
From 1 January 2012, Cadw members will be able to use their Cadw membership cards at FMNH sites in the Isle of Man, while FMNH who are resident in the Isle of Man will be able to use their membership cards at any of Cadw’s many historic sites.
Carys Hewitt, Cadw’s Marketing and Public Relations Manager of, said, 'It’s fantastic news that we are able to offer this additional benefit to both Cadw and FMNH members. I’m sure Cadw members will be delighted they are now able to enjoy the fantastic sites on the Isle of Man, such as the Manx Museum, Peel Castle and much more free of charge.
'We want to welcome new visitors to our monuments and we’re sure FMNH members will enjoy exploring the great variety of Cadw sites in Wales. Most of our sites are open all year round and a fantastic events programme runs throughout the year. Whether it’s a day in sword school or an evening being mesmerised by a digital sound and light show, a warm Welsh welcome awaits them.'
Niicola Pemberton, Admin and Development Officer of FMNH, added, 'I am delighted to announce this early Christmas present for FMNH members, which will greatly add to the benefits already available as part of FMNH membership. We have been working with our colleagues at Cadw to make our unique sites available to each other and this agreement is the culmination of that work. We look forward to welcoming members of Cadw to the Isle of Man and I’m sure FMNH members will enjoy visiting such wonderful sites as Conwy Castle, Tintern Abbey and Caernarfon Castle – to name just a few.'