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House of Manannan – Thie Vanannan

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Embark upon an atmospheric and immersive journey through two thousand years of life on the Isle of Man. Your host the mythical sea god Manannan will guide you along the way. From a legend told on a stormy night in an Iron Age roundhouse, travel on through to a Viking Age longhouse and see how the Vikings expressed their beliefs through art. Displayed are precious artefacts from the wealth and riches of a Viking Kingdom, and a seagoing replica of one of the longships that carried them. Explore the Island’s rich maritime heritage and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the busy port of Peel in the 1800s.

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.

Admission

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.

About

Embark upon an atmospheric and immersive journey through two thousand years of life on the Isle of Man. Your host the mythical sea god Manannan will guide you along the way. From a legend told on a stormy night in an Iron Age roundhouse, travel on through to a Viking Age longhouse and see how the Vikings expressed their beliefs through art. Displayed are precious artefacts from the wealth and riches of a Viking Kingdom, and a seagoing replica of one of the longships that carried them. Explore the Island’s rich maritime heritage and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the busy port of Peel in the 1800s.

Things to do and see

Don’t miss…

  • Hear Celtic, Viking and seafaring stories, and see Odin’s Raven which sailed from Norway to the Isle of Man in 1979with tales of battles, skulduggery and revenge from the medieval Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles
  • See photos of the old Island ports brought to life through a sailmakers loft, chandlers shop and a bustling quayside
  • Encounter Manx mariners with their stories of fishing, smuggling and sea captains who’s influence went far beyond Manx shores
  • Learn about the Island’s maritime lifeline, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
  • Spend time immersed in detailed reconstructions of historical settings
  • The latest temporary exhibition

Location

Address: Mill Road, Peel, IM5 1TA

Phone: +44 1624 648090

What Three Words: pink.directly.lucky

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

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