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House of Manannan

Mill Road, Peel IM5 1TA
+44 1624 648000
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Fantastic day out

So informative and completely different to what I expected! So many displays and full experiences... read more

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Good for kids but otherwise a pretty feeble attempt in a huge building . Good bit was the... read more

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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
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Reviewed today

So informative and completely different to what I expected! So many displays and full experiences for the children, they loved it! As did we! The lady on the reception desk was so friendly too. Great day out.

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Reviewed yesterday

Good for kids but otherwise a pretty feeble attempt in a huge building . Good bit was the reproduction Viking boat used for a recreation of the route the vikings would have taken to Man.

Thank Charlotte B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This proved to be an extremely interesting experience. Though I feel you need a long visit to enjoy all it has to offer. We were enchanted with each area, and the interactive areas were great fun. It took you through the history of the island...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an interesting venue which tells the story of the Island as you move from room to room. It is not a museum as such and doesn't need to be as there is a Manx Museum in Douglas and many historic sites around the...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The House of Manannan is a journey through Manx history. In the many years we have been visiting the Isle of Man this was our first visit to this museum in Peel - and what a revelation it was! Our excuse was a very wet...More

Thank Si123
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Each time I have a celebrity on the Island through work and they show an interest about our past I take them to this attraction for a fast forward up to speed experience

Thank extremered
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Visited the House of Manannan for the first time. Great place to gain an insight into the Isle of Man's heritage and history. We spent 4 hours here, as there was much to see, read and watch. The staff were friendly and helpful, making my...More

Thank Fiona C
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The museum is essentially a series of tableaux with a linking video display in each tableaux. It gives you a real insight into the history of the island and how it came to be what it is. Some of the tableaux have smells or sounds...More

Thank Rex S
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We took our 2 Grand children aged 7 years & 5 years over the half term break and had an informative & fun few hours. Well worth a visit.

Thank April V
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Very good for all ages. Alot to see and enjoy. Very good value for money. I spent a good morning looking around. ALSO HAS A VERY NICE CAFE

Thank will572
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Orville63
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
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barry-holliday
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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
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