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

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


Adult £15

Students £6.75 (over 18 with a valid Student Card)

Children FREE (children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult).


Your admission

  • Adult admission tickets for the House of Manannan include a £1.50 voluntary donation to Manx National Heritage (Isle of Man registered charity no. 603), supporting our charity’s work in caring for the Isle of Man’s most cherished places and spaces, including historic buildings, landscapes, archives and museum collections. If you do not wish to pay the donation please state to staff that you wish to opt out of the voluntary donation at the ticket desk when paying admission.
  • Some special events may incur an additional admission charge.
  • Student discount is available on production of a valid student card.
  • Group discounts are available to pre-booked group visitors of 15 or more paying visitors booked 7 days in advance. Find out more.
  • Holiday and Annual Passes – admission is only permitted on production of a valid card. Cards are valid for the named person and are not transferable. ID may also be requested.  Free access is for 14 days from the first day of use on a Holiday Pass and 1 Year from first date of use on an Annual Pass for Isle of Man residents.
  • Free admission is available to children under 18 years of age, persons accompanying a disabled visitor, Go Explore Heritage and Go Platinum Reserve Passes for use with trams, trains and bus transport and Members of the Friends of Manx National Heritage 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 on our reciprocal arrangements, please consult your membership handbook.


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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Transport: Buses 4, 4B, 5, 5C, 6, 6A

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