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House of Manannan

Mill Road, Peel IM5 1TA
+44 1624 648000
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Best way to start a visit to the Isle of Man.

The Mannanan ( ancient figure in the history of Man) is a great introduction to the history of Man... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2016
vagabondMexicoCity
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Toluca, Mexico
via mobile
Lots of interesting exhibits, with massive historical value. Our tour guide recommended it and we were not disappointed!

Down by the waterfront, a nice location, but quite a walk back up to car park or bus stop. A lift... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2016
Robert M
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Weymouth, 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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Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

The Mannanan ( ancient figure in the history of Man) is a great introduction to the history of Man. The interactive museum is creative and makes learning the culture and colourfull history of the island come to life. The walking tour combines audio visual with...More

Thank vagabondMexicoCity
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

Down by the waterfront, a nice location, but quite a walk back up to car park or bus stop. A lift is available to access the upper floor, and it is worth it. Everything was very well presented and definitely worth a visit.

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Yes it takes 2 and a half hours to do it justice but the exhibits are superb and the narration is hugely informative. There are a lot of presentations and you can start to be a bit selective before you blend in with the stonework....More

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Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We went to this museum as part of a cruise ship excursion. The boat was docked in Douglas, but we took a bus ride to Peel to this museum. Along the way, it was very interesting to see the homes and farms of the locals....More

Thank Kay M
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Reviewed October 8, 2016

What an amazing place! Loads to see and learn about, suitable for all ages. Lots to touch and do as well as listen and watch. Only had an hour and a half to spend there which was not enough for me, I would have liked...More

Thank Archerdra
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Reviewed October 8, 2016

to be honest its not my thing but went with family members and really enjoyed learning about the islands history

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Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

We did not know what to expect, but what a surprise we got. As we wandered round the museum it just got better and better, we expected to go round in a few minutes but we must have been in the museum almost an hour....More

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Reviewed September 25, 2016

It is obvious that a heavy investment has been made into this museum, and most of the exhibits are well worth the visit. There were many audio presentations, which after a while became a little overbearing. The displays are well presented, and there is something...More

Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed September 24, 2016

The museum is set out with reconstructions of old settlements and ways of life, which were interesting but I also found them quite frustrating. The audio presentations (there wasn't a great deal to read) overlapped, so that I couldn't always hear what I was looking...More

Thank Lorna C
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Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

We visited here as it was part of the heratige card we purchased at the castle. It was a fascinating place and was a bit of a tardis inside, being a lot bigger than we expected. A lot of different displays made up a huge...More

Thank rob045
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Orville63
July 17, 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
March 17, 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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