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Manx National Heritage Encourage Young Archaeologists 26 March 2007

With the subject of archaeology on the Isle of Man firmly in the spotlight, Manx National Heritage has established a new link to the Young Archaeologists’ Club, to promote the Isle of Man’s unique Story of Mann heritage sites to young archaeologists throughout the United Kingdom.

Manx National Heritage will join over 120 independent museums already supporting the Young Archaeologists Club, along with major national heritage organisations including the National Trust, English Heritage, Historic Scotland, Cadw and the Environment and Heritage Service.

Howard Parkin, Public Services Manager for Manx National Heritage said:

“This is a great opportunity to promote the Island’s heritage sites to over 3,000 young archaeologists throughout the United Kingdom and an ideal opportunity to engage children in archaeology through one of the fastest growing youth organisations in the UK”.

The Young Archaeologists’ Club is part of the Council for British Archaeology and is an educational charity working across the UK to involve people in archaeology, promoting the appreciation and care of the historic environment for the benefit of present and future generations.

Nicky Milsted, Communications Officer for the Young Archaeologists Club said:

“We're delighted that Manx National Heritage are supporting YAC, and have joined our growing number of heritage partners. We hope that this new development will encourage young people from the Isle of Man to join YAC and participate in activities such as our annual Young Archaeologist of the Year Award. Thanks to Manx National Heritage, our members from elsewhere in the UK now have a fantastic incentive to visit the Isle of Man, and we really hope that many of them take advantage of the chance to visit the Story of Mann attractions to find out more about the unique history of the island”.

Details of the Story of Mann sites will soon be published in the Young Archaeologists Club handbook, which will include a special membership discount of 50% discount in admission prices, when accompanied by a paying adult, to the Island’s award winning heritage attractions.

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