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House of Manannan

Mill Road, Peel IM5 1TA
+44 1624 648000
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Very informative, polite staff and clean facilities

Spent a morning here during our week on the Isle of Man. Staff are very helpful and the whole... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helkoryo1
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Favourite museum in favourite town.

We have visited this museum a few times over the years, and we still enjoy it. It’s a must see and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JoAnthony
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Hertfordshire england
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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 1 week ago

Spent a morning here during our week on the Isle of Man. Staff are very helpful and the whole building is well designed with exhibits well laid out in an interesting and eye catching manner. Toilets were spotless, be advised some of the exhibits have...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this museum a few times over the years, and we still enjoy it. It’s a must see and do, a lovely way to spend a few hours. An attraction not to be missed when visiting Peel. There is so much here, its...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to many museums but this probably the best as it's so "personal" to the Isle of Man and so interactive, it really does invite you to step inside the history of the island and hear it from a " live" story teller. Engrossing...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent an enjoyable afternoon wandering around this fascinating museum. You can explore all aspects of the islands history. The new area in the Vikings section was an impressive piece of woodwork. I don’t know if it was the time of year but some of the...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

This was real highlight and it'a worth taking your time. The museum walks you through the social history of the island period by period, and the exhibits are really tremendous. it is designed to make you feel part of the various exhibits, even down to...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

This is one of the best small museums we have been to. It was well laid out and it gives a very good over view of life on the Isle of Man. We did not have time to do the museum justice as there was...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Really interesting museum covering all aspects of life on the Isle of Man. It kept our diverse group entertained for quite a few hours on a rainy day in Peel! Fascinating, and the staff are friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

As a lot of reviews say, a great interactive museum on the heritage of the Isle of Man and its Viking history. It got a bit samey towards the end and I actually think this would be great for school trips primarily and you could...More

Thank MrsKJoB
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Very interesting place to visit. Many interactive displays and for you to really enjoy you must immerse yourself into the characters telling their stories. We were fir over two hours. Could Hagerstown longer. One downside was that some of the displays were a little slow...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I recommend anyone to visit House of Manannan fantastic and informative display of past history great education throughout the ages . Wow ......

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Orville63
18 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
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
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