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Rushen Abbey

Mill St, Ballasalla IM9 3DB
+44 1624 648000
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Historic & fun for the kids too

This is the home of Christianity on the IoM & the Mnax government have made a decent attempt to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
manxmanpaul
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Isle of Man
Beautiful building and great views

This is a lovely place to visit, lots of information about the history of the building as you walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elaine C
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Rushen Abbey was gifted by King Olaf I for use as a monastery in 1134. Today the remains of the Abbey sit in the peace of the Abbey Gardens. The Abbey tells its story from medieval times to the present day and includes a great range of interactive activities for visitors of all ages.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“jam factory” (7 reviews)
“all ages” (7 reviews)
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Mill St, Ballasalla IM9 3DB
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+44 1624 648000
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"jam factory"
in 7 reviews
"all ages"
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"well worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"tea shop"
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"hidden treasure"
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"interesting place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"out of season"
in 2 reviews
"musical instruments"
in 3 reviews
"isle of man"
in 6 reviews
"great afternoon"
in 2 reviews
"tea room"
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"cistercian monks"
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"henry viii"
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"various activities"
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"ruins"
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"picnic"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the home of Christianity on the IoM & the Mnax government have made a decent attempt to tell the story of the abbey & also added lots for kids to do too, including dressing up, lots of activities & puzzles, a ball throwing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit, lots of information about the history of the building as you walk round. When you get to the top of the building there is a fantastic view. Take you camera.

Thank Elaine C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Museum that is very interesting and interactive especially with children. Similar principle to the Manannan Museum but not as detailed and therefore doesn't take as long.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Castle Rushden, Rushden Abbey and Old School, all closed when a group of us bought the £25 ticket, not impressed at all, was supposed to be open, and it was a Saturday. Don't by the all holiday pass, waste of money.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Visited as a family and also with brother in laws family kids had a good time playing with the games and trying the puzzles. The jam factory was great for the kids, and they also got to learn a little while walking around. A little...More

Thank JLSKE
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We'd decided to use our Historic heritage pass to visit Rushen Abbey @ Ballasalla. It's easy to find and once there parking was great - slightly out of season so we were on our own. Janice welcomed us and we walked through a really well...More

Thank Dependabledave2015
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We did the Silverglen walks, one of which took us to Rushen Abbey. If you are National Trust members it is free to get in. (I would say: if you have to pay, it's a bit pricey) We visited in October and the garden was...More

Thank Jakki P
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Buy a £20 Heritage pass and save yourself money. To see each heritage attraction on the Island is between £6 - £10. It takes between half an hour and two hours to see each attraction, you'll soon get to see them all. Like with all...More

1  Thank GlyderFawr
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We went on a Monday morning in term time, so very quiet. Interesting and informative indoor trail leading to a model of the abbey pre Henry VIII. Outside, not easy to work out where the buildings had been as there isn't much left of it,...More

Thank SuzygirlMacclesfield
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Visited early morning on a Thursday in September – arrived before opening time and a helpful lady let us in – thank you – exhibition very informative about the Cistercian Monks and their daily life of prayer work and sleep – something for both children...More

Thank PeteD60
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Andrea P
26 February 2016|
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Response from HarryS70 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Andrea P I am not able to answer your Question but if you go on the Manx Heritage website you might be able to find out more information that way. It has beautiful grounds and I would think it an ideal location for a... More
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Andrea P
26 February 2016|
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Response from ManxNationalHeritage | Property representative |
Hi Andrea, it really depends on your requirements. You can find out a little more at the venue hire section on the Manx National Heritage website (this is a .im site). Our Venue Hire Coordinator would be very happy to... More
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