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House of Manannan Thie Vanannan 

Open: All year: Daily, 10am - 5pm
Price: PRICES FOR 2018
House of Manannan
Adult: £10
Child (under 18): £5
Disabled: Access and facilities
Location: Peel
Parking: Small onsite carpark, disc zone and roadside nearby


A recent addition to tell the history of the island. The House of Manannan was built in 1997 at the cost of 5.5 million. It is a vast complex, partly new and partly the old Peel Railway Station. Among its many exhibits is a replica Norse long ship. Made in and sailed from Norway to the Isle of Man in 1979 to celebrate the millennium of Tynwald.


Located in the town of Peel, at the end of the harbour where the boats dock.

By Vehicle:
Take any roads sign posted to Peel or the west. Once in Peel, drive along the promenade and along the harbour till the House of Manannan is reached.

By Bus:
Plan your journey with our Bus and Rail Timetables.

By Railway:
The west side of the island is not serviced by the Railways. Take a vehicle or bus.

The Site

  • Odin's Raven.
  • Movie Presentation on Manx Crosses.
  • Stage Presentation in a Celtic Roundhouse.
  • Chronicles of Man Exhibition.
  • Viking Longboat.
  • Childrens' Outside Play Area.
  • History of Fishing Exhibition.
  • Maritime Past Interactive Films.
  • Ships of Mann Exhibition.
  • Isle of Man, Uncovering the Past and Saving for the Future.

  • Visiting the House of Manannan

    An excellent Museum for all ages. Plan to spend an afternoon there as it is about 2 hours minimum if you are looking around only vaguely. There are many interactive sections, which offer amusement for young or old. It is truly a fun way to view the past and present history of the Isle of Man.

    Things to See and Do

    (As described by MNH)
    • Step inside a Celtic roundhouse.
    • Listen to Egodonas, a Celtic storyteller.
    • See and hear Manannan speak from the falling waters of Spooyt Vane.
    • Visit a Viking longhouse from Cronk ny Merriu.
    • Through the rising mists the island's stone crosses tell their tales.
    • Join the crew of Odin's Raven, a viking longship as they return from the battle of Clontarf.
    • Discover the sites and smells of 19th century Peel during the peak of the Manx Kipper Yard.
    • Go quayside to the warehouses and see the shops of sailmakers, coopers and chandlers.
    • Visit Spit Corner were the superstitions of the fishfolk are told.
    • Buy souvenirs, gifts and books at the Heritage Shop.

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