Rushen Abbey

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Located in Ballasalla, Rushen Abbey is the Isle of Man's most substantial and important religious site, the highlight of a 'Christian Heritage' route around the Island which includes ancient kiells and the carved stone crosses which can be found at parish churches and chapels throughout the Isle of Man. Explore the roots of Manx Christianity, the work of the Cistercian monks and life within the Abbey, before its closure in 1540.

Venue Type:

Sacred space

Opening hours

Open daily, April to October.
10.00 - 17.00.

Closed throughout the winter months.

Admission charges

Adult £4.00
Child (5-15) £2.00
Family £9.50
Free admission to Friends of Manx National Heritage.


  • National Trust
  • Historic Scotland
  • English Heritage

Collection details

Archaeology, Architecture, Natural Sciences, Religion, Social History

Rushen Abbey
Mill Road
Isle of Man




01624 648000


01624 648001

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