Welcome to The Leece Museum.

The Leece Museum is devoted to objects, photographs and documents specifically relating to Peel in the Isle of Man.

Our 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.

Leece museum interiorThe Leece Museum was established in 1984 by Eddie Leece, a retired headmaster of Peel Clothworkers School, and former Town Commissioner, and Frank Quayle who served as the museum’s curator for its first 15 years.

In 2015 we created a permanent exhibition of TT & MGP winning racing machines, vintage, and off-road bikes. All housed in the Black Hole Prison cell where wrong doers we incarcerated in days gone by. There are still some reminders of those days in the cell, chains on the walls, when prison was for the simplest of offence.

Motorcycle display

Opening Hours

Open 11.00 am to 3.00pm every day

We rely on volunteers to open our museum so very occasionally it will not be open. If the doors on East Quay are open, please come on in and enjoy two museums at one visit.

We are always looking for volunteers to help us both in the Peel History Museum and the Motorbike museum. Please contact peelheritagetrust@gmail.com

Do you know?

a boat was launched that was built in a yard 500 metres from the sea?
is the difference between a Nobby and a Nickey?
you would find a Govag?
you would use a fleaym?
would use a Striggle or Cutch?

These, and many other questions, can be answered by our knowledgeable staff.

Where are we?

You can find us on the East Quay in Peel, a short distance from the House of Manannan, overlooking the picturesque working harbour and Peel Castle.

Our founder

Eddie Leece, Founder of the Leece Museum

Founder of the Leece Museum, the late Eddie Leece.


Peel Heritage Trust

Peel Heritage Trust volunteers are supporting the PTC with the running of the Leece Museum. . Apply to join the Trust on their website, or follow their activities on their Facebook page.