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House of Manannan

Mill Road, Peel IM5 1TA
+44 1624 648000
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A "must see"

This is one of the best small museums I have ever attended. Virtually the entire history of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Patrick F
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Amazing insight into the Islands history

Fabulous museum, almost too much for one visit. History presented in a very accessible way. A must... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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Mythical sea god Manannan guides you through this interactive museum which focuses on the Isle of Man's rich Celtic, Viking and maritime past. Discover life sized reconstructions of Celtic roundhouses, join the crew of the Odin’s Raven on a Viking longship as it returns from the battle of Clontarf, or find out what life was life in a Viking longhouse. You’ll also hear about the magnificent stone crosses dotted around the Island’s landscape and find out where you can still see them. Explore 19th Century Peel with a walk around the quayside, complete with traditional sights and smells from the Manx kipper yard, and uncover the importance of the sea to the lives of the people on the Isle of Man. During your journey from past to present you’ll also come face to face with characters telling you stories and superstitions from the Island’s past. An attraction not to be missed!
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Mill Road, Peel IM5 1TA
+44 1624 648000
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the best small museums I have ever attended. Virtually the entire history of the Isle of Man is presented under one roof through interactive exhibits and actual artifacts. From the early Celts to the Vikings to the Age of Sail and...More

Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous museum, almost too much for one visit. History presented in a very accessible way. A must to visit if you are on the Island .

Thank Steve125R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited on a Monday afternoon in September – very few people around – ground floor details the early history of the founding of the Isle of Man – Celts and the Vikings – very interesting - culminates with an impressive long boat – then next...More

Thank PeteD60
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very inpressed with the excellent displays throughout the whole museum. Very informative. Well worth a visit. If you are a member of the National Trust, take your card with you as it is free to enter!

Thank S D
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I found that we could spend several hours in the museum without losing interest. Longer, if you count the coffee shop visit, and longer still brousing the gift shop.

Thank LesManchester
Reviewed 1 week ago

Has many displays which have been given a lot of thought, particularly about the Viking influence on the Isle of Man. Very spacious inside. Many old photographs on display in a room of their own showing scenes particularly from the 60s and 70s.

Thank PeterLanky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great attraction for in wet weather. Good cafe and friendly staff Very informative about the time of the Vikings on the island. I should think great for school trips.

Thank bux58
Reviewed 1 week ago

The House of Manannan is one of the best displays of history I have ever seen. It walks you through the centuries to give you an idea of what life would have been like. Make sure you stop and watch the videos! You would be...More

Thank TTbound
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely brilliant museum. Lots to see, plenty to read, lots of interactive activities. The reconstructed viking boat is absolutely amazing. We are National Trust members in the UK and we could use it for this which was great but we would have paid. Kids loved...More

Thank giraffenumber1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an interesting museum. We thought it got better and better throughout and it was full of interesting information, plus some interactive exhibits. Loved the special exhibition of old photos etc. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Brian P
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17 July 2017|
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Response from ManxNationalHeritage | Property representative |
The price of visiting House of Manannan is £10 for adults and £5 for children. The most cost effective way to visit attractions is to purchase a Holiday Pass which provides access to all Manx National Heritage sites (£20... More
17 March 2015|
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Response from ManxNationalHeritage | Property representative |
The House of Manannan is currently undergoing a refurbishment programme including a redesign of the Kingdom of Man and the Isles gallery and the outside area, which will be turned into a play space. The new gallery is... More