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Museums

Sometimes the sun doesn’t shine in Peel. This presents an ideal opportunity to visit one of our FIVE museums…


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Peel Castle

Peel Castle

Peel Castle was originally a place of worship before becoming the fort of Magnus Barefoot, 11th century Viking King of Mann.

Visit St Patrick’s Church and the Round Tower which date back to the 10th and 11th centuries and step underground into the atmospheric crypt of the 13th century Cathedral of St German. Stroll the castle’s extensive grounds and climb to the top of the Gatehouse Tower where you can enjoy panoramic views of Peel and beyond as well as entering the 16th century Great Garrison Hall.

Peel Castle remained a royal residence and centre of government for more than 200 years until power moved south to the Medieval fortress of Castle Rushen.

Information about latest opening times and prices: link

House of Mannanan

House of Mannanan

At the House of Manannan, journey through a life sized reconstruction of a Celtic roundhouse, join the crew of the Odin’s Raven Viking longship and find out what life was life 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. An attraction not to be missed!

Information about latest opening times and prices: link

Leece Museum

The Leece Museum

The Leece Museum is devoted to objects, photographs and documents specifically relating to Peel in the Isle of Man. The archive of unique documents and photographs is of particular interest to those who are researching family history, as well as to visitors with a general interest in the life of a busy Manx fishing port in days gone by.

East Quay, free entry, link

Manx Transport Heritage Museum

Manx Transport Heritage Museum

This small but perfectly formed museum – which is only 60 square metres in size – has a wealth of exhibits to discover. You’ll find models, exhibits, photographs and unique artefacts which catalogue the varying, and sometimes obscure, modes of transport adopted on the Island over the decades.

The Museum is also home to the P50 – the smallest, road legal car in the world – which was manufactured in Peel in 1964, just down the road from the museum.

Open Easter ’til end October:
Saturday, 11am – 5pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays, 1pm – 5pm

Brickworks Office, Mill Road, Peel. Free entry link

Moore

Moore’s Kipper Museum Tours

Moore’s have been traditionally curing Isle of Man Kippers for over 120 years. Tours are available from May to September, Monday to Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Contact Moore’s for tours outside of these times. The tours take visitors through the entire kipper making process. Tours normally run for about 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of the group and factory work. Coach parties are catered for any time (afternoons preferable) – contact Moore’s to arrange in advance.

Tel 01624 843622
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