The Visitor Centre

The Centre for WW1 Internment Opened 10th May 2019

We are delighted to announce the the Centre for WW1 Internment will be opened to the public at 10am on Friday 10th May.

The Model RoomOpening times:

10th May 2019 - 28th September 2019

Wednesday - Saturday

10am - 5pm

 

 

 

The Charity would love to hear stories from descendants of Knockaloe internees or guards. If you are a Knockaloe descendant 

The Research Roomplease contact our research team before visiting on info@knockaloe.im to ensure that advance research can be carried out prior to a visit and that Trustee and lead researcher, Alison Jones, can be there personally to meet you during your visit and find out what is available about your family story.

The Research Room is open to descendants by appointment all year round, please E-mail info@knockaloe.im for further information.

Entry Fees:

Individuals : Entry to the Centre is FREE however we very much welcome DONATIONS which allow us to cover our ongoing running costs of the Centre, and will allow us to continue to develop it.

Groups : For commercially organised groups where visitors are paying an overall fee for their trip and/or guide, there is a charge of £4 per person, payable by the tour operator/coach driver/guide before or upon arrival. A discount of 10% is offered for parties of 12 or more.  For further inforamtion please E-mail info@knockaloe.im

Address:

The Centre for WW1 Internment, Patrick Old School Rooms, Patrick Corner, Patrick Village, Isle of Man, IM5 3AL

 

The Main Hall ExhibitionGetting there:

The Centre for WW1 Internment is located in on the junction of the A27 and Patrick Road in Patrick Village on the west of the Island. From Peel follow signs to Glen Maye (A27), from St Johns follow signs to Castletown (A3) then signs to Patrick/Glen Maye (A30). For the location on Google Maps please click here

There is a car park directly in front of the Visitor Centre, however, please be cautious as the entrance is quite tight.

 

 

The Centre for WW1 Internment

Linking the human stories and imagery with the camp location itself in an imaginative and interactive way to engage 

visitors of all ages. The Visitor Centre helps visitors to visualise the camp, understand what life would have been like within the camp and the village, and understand its impact on the internees and their families, the guards, the villagers, and the Island, as well as providing descendants with

assistance in finding out more about their own internee, guard or village family member and add their story to our archive for future generations. 

We are delighted that the work on the site is now complete. The Village Workshop team (pictured on the video below) have taken down the crumbling, damp kitchen, toilet and boilerhouse extension at the back of Patrick Old School largely built on the old school wall, and the replacement extension is now up to roof level. Every stone from the old school wall has been reclaimed and will be rebuilt as the outer wall of the new dry and draft proof extension.

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