An eye-opening opportunity to visit a site of extraordinary maritime importance – the home of an 18th century armed yacht.
The Nautical Museum in Castletown is home to the impressive ship – the Peggy – which was found in 1935 concealed in a contemporary boat cellar.
The Peggy had lain undisturbed and undiscovered for 100 years after her owner, Captain George Quayle, died.
Visit this impressive ship in its original home where you’ll find trap doors, secret panels and a replica stern cabin in the boathouse. In the loft, you’ll find a reconstruction of a sail maker’s workshop and a fishing gallery which includes models of boats, equipment and photographs depicting the importance of the fishing industry.
You’ll also hear about the exploits of Captain Quayle and his fascinating life as a politician, a banker, soldier and, it’s alleged, a smuggler!
Opening Times and Admission
The Nautical Museum is open daily from April to October between 10am and 5pm.
Admission costs £4.50 for adults, £2.25 for children and £11 for a family ticket for two adults and two children.
There is on street parking directly in front of the museum and access for disabled visitors.
Location and Contact
The Nautical Museum, Bridge Street, Castletown, IM9 1AX For more information telephone 01624 648017 or visit www.manxnationalheritage.im.