House of Manannan – Thie Vanannan

  • Restaurant / Tearoom
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Wheelchair Access

Here at the House of Manannan (Thie Vanannan), the Island’s mythological sea god, Manannan, welcomes you to his fascinating Kingdom. Let him guide you through the Island’s rich Celtic, Viking and maritime past.

House of Manannan – Thie Vanannan

Opening Times

Open daily 9.30am – 4.30pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

During non-school holidays our quieter times at this site are generally between 9.30am & 11.30am every day except Saturdays.


Adults £13

Children FREE

Students over 18 with a valid Student Card half price.

All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Concessions available

Holiday Passes for visitors.

Group discounts available to pre-booked group visitors of 15 or more paying visitors.
Pre-book in advance.

Free entry available to children aged 5 to 18 with a current student card, including tours.

Student entry half price with a current student card, including tours.

Annual Passes for Isle of Man residents.

Go Explore Heritage Passes for use with trams, trains and bus transport.

Free entry available to members of the Friends of Manx National Heritage, National Trust, English Heritage, CADW, Historic Scotland and organisations holding an agreement with Manx National Heritage. Entry available to the named member only on presentation of a valid membership card. Restrictions may apply.  For details, please consult your membership handbook.

Please note: concessions may not apply for special events.


Situated on Peel Quayside

At the House of Manannan (Thie Vanannan), journey through a reconstruction of a Celtic roundhouse, join the crew of the Odin’s Raven Viking longship and find out what life was like in a Viking longhouse.

Discover the magnificent stone crosses dotted around the Isle of Man’s and listen to some of the stories in the stones.  Explore 19th Century Peel with a walk around the sailmakers loft, chandlers shop, quayside, complete with 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.

Things to do and see

Don’t miss…

  • Celtic Roundhouse and its occupants
  • 19th Century Peel Quayside
  • ‘Spit Corner’ eavesdrop on conversations between the fisher-folk
  • Maritime encounters with merchants, smugglers and sea captains
  • Steam Packet Gallery
  • Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles – earliest written account of the Isle of Man
  • Carvings on the Stone Crosses in Stories in the Stones theatre
  • The latest temporary exhibition
  • Gifts and souvenirs in Manannan’s shop
  • Refreshments at The Coffee Station
  • Download your free walking tour on Peel and the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade


Address: Mill Road, Peel, IM5 1TA
Phone: +44 1624 648090


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