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

Closed until further notice

In line with the advice from the Isle of Man Government all Manx National Heritage sites are closed until further notice.

Thank you for your patience and support during these difficult times – we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

For more information please visit our Coronavirus update page.

Details regarding our 2021 season to follow.



Adults £9.00
Children / Students FREE

Concessions available

Holiday Passes providing multi-site admission.

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

Free entry available to Isle of Man School children with a valid ACE card.

Annual Passes for Isle of Man residents.

New Annual Passes Purchased before 20 March 2020 

To account for the time we have had to close our sites due to COVID-19 we will be adding an extension onto all original expiry dates.

  • Annual Passes that are due to expire after 20 March 2020 will now expire on Sunday 1 November 2020.
  • Annual Passes purchased from 12 June 2020 will expire on 31 October 2021.

Please note: if you have purchased an Annual Pass and have not yet used it, the pass will be valid for 12 months from the date of first use.

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


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

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