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House of Manannan

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Address: Mill Road, Peel IM5 1TA
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Mythical sea god Manannan guides you through this interactive museum which...

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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History comes alive

Thus is a great story telling museum catching the breadth of the history of the island from the celts through the Vikings and to the island dependency on the sea. It was well... read more

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Wishaw, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Wishaw, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thus is a great story telling museum catching the breadth of the history of the island from the celts through the Vikings and to the island dependency on the sea. It was well laid out and captures the story well. Peel is a slow paced town but the museum gives it some energy! Nice wee cafe added to th visit.

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Thank Allan L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum was very enlightening. We visited the Isle of Man to learn more of my ancestral heritage. The House of Manannan gave an informative history of the isle from Celts, to Norse Vikings, to Lords of Mann. Life-size displays and video depict events on sea and land.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is well worth a visit, plenty of objects to see on display of all sizes, and short films on how people lived in Viking times, also maritime equipment up to the late 1950's.

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Thank lionel b
Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum covers the history of the island from ancient times to modern. It is a wealth of information and has lots of opportunities for children and students to learn including hands on learning. There are also several displays depicting the social history of the island. The staff are helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. Altogether an afternoon well spent

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Thank shirleybalmforth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we went here on the last day of our holiday and we're very pleasantly surprised. from the moment we entered it was so welcoming the lady on the desk was informative and full of fun . we were a group of four adults and really enjoyed it even the dressing up it would be a great time place to go... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The house of manannan in mill road peel is a very interesting tourist shop with loads of history concerning Peel and the Iom.Also the shop sells some fine history books about the island and also some very fine souvenirs to purchase.There is no admission charge which is great for families and others.well worth a visit when in peel.

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Thank Kennypo20
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Manannan was reputedly a sea god who protected the island from the Viking invaders by 'weaving a sea mist' which enveloped the island in times of danger. This has an element of 'truth' because when a sea mist develops you cannot se your hand in front of your face. The House of Manannan is a small museum in Peel which... More 

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Thank John A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such an amazing day out here. Really enjoyed it, so did my husband. What made it more special is we was celebrating our 10 year anniversary and I wanted to do something for my amazing husband. So right outside I got on 1 knee and proposed again to my husband. This time it was to renew our vows :) he... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting museum, suitable for all ages You are guided by Mananan through the museum. Perhaps a little gimmicky but enjoyable and different too. Lovely shop offering lots of quality gifts and souvenirs. However I did feel it was a little expensive at £10 per person.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We visit this museum every time we're on IOM as there is always something new to learn - remember to pack your National Trust card !

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