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The heritage

 

The Manx Museum - with its cinema and many 'hands-on' exhibits, this award winning museum in Douglas offers an educating, fun and exciting time for all the family.

 
Castle Rushen - an impressive quayside limestone medieval castle, once home to the kings and lords of Mann, whose interior reveals realistic room settings with the sounds and smells of the era.


The House of Manannan
- Manannan himself, the ancient Celtic god of the sea, will guide you through the era of Celtic roundhouses, the arrival of the Viking warriors, stories written in stone, incredible maritime escapades and you'll even be transported back to the quayside in old Peel.


Cregneash Village
- this folk village illustrates the way of life for a 19th Century Manx upland crafting community, offering an insight into the traditional farming methods used. Inside the cottages, demonstrations of long-established methods of wool and cloth dying, spinning, weaving, woodturning and black-smithing can be seen.


Rushen Abbey - a visit to the islands carefully restored early Christian site offers a revealing insight into the austere life of the monks and how the Abbey became a school.


The Laxey Wheel – the largest working waterwheel in the world celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2004. This marvellous feat of Victorian engineering was built to pump water out of the thriving lead mines. The view from the top is not to be missed.


Peel Castle – the trail within the walled castle takes you around the ruined castle, which was once the home of the Norse rulers. Inspect the “murder hole”, the Bishop’s Prison, the haunted guard room and you may even encounter the black dog of Peel.


The Old House of Keys – one of the most recently restored sites, this was the assembly and debating chamber for the Manx parliament. An opportunity for you to vote on some of the laws which were passed gives a real insight into the island’s unique political heritage.


Calf of Man
– one of the island’s most important breeding areas for seabirds with a new visitor centre giving panoramic views over Spanish Head, the Calf of Man and Ireland’s Mountains of Mourne.