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“Factual but not boring”
Review of House of Manannan

House of Manannan
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Peel
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Factual but not boring”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Spent half a day here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Plenty to see and read about and I recommend it to residents as well as tourists. Café on site which is not the best but certainly above the average around here.

Visited October 2013
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Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Another part of the jigsaw”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

I have to say that this was one of the best attractions I have ever visited anywhere in the world. We spent two very interesting hours going around the three floors of this museum reading the stories and listening to the interactive screens. This museum along with Castle Rushen, Peel Castle and Cregneash are the peices in the jigsaw that tell the story of the island and its inhabitants over the centuries. The museum is also one children would enjoy as there are many touch screen systems and interactive areas. The cafe downstairs also does and excellent Latte.

Visited October 2013
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Sutton Coldfield, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Well worth going out of your way to visit, The House of Manannan.”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

You can spend a lot of time in here. From the fantastic long ship to the excellent presentation of life as it really was throughout two thousand years or so in the Isle of Man, with all of its' history.

Visited September 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“WOW”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a must visit when on the Isle of Man. The A lot of effort has been put into this and it shows. The entrance fee is good value and you will not wnat to spend less than 2 to 3 hours wandering around the museum. A real treat especially for families.

Visited August 2013
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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

I visited this attraction with my husband and two children not long after it opened. We returned in August of this year and found it to be a bit worn and frayed around the edges. Some of the exhibits didn't work properly and parts of the museum could use a fresh coat of paint. Over all, we were not really impressed.

Visited August 2013
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