Rushen Abbey – Mannishter Rushen

  • Restaurant / Tearoom
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Wheelchair Access

The abbey, church and monastic remains of the site showcase a place of religious power and piety. Later its use had given way to pleasure gardens and playgrounds. Archaeological artefacts from all periods are on view to illustrate this intriguing site, along with explanations of life and literacy in a medieval monastery and how the abbey changed through time. Discover the surprising history of this 800-year-old site from its time as a medieval abbey, 1900s pleasure garden and 1980s nightclub

Rushen Abbey – Mannishter Rushen


The outdoor ruins hint at the abbey’s original grandeur with areas of worship, study and rest clear to see. The extensive grounds lead away from the ruins and into beautiful gardens with planting inspired by the medicinal needs of the monks and the environment of the medieval Isle of Man. A site with sustainable living as its original core purpose, a visit to Rushen Abbey and its grounds is a different experience throughout the seasons.

Opening Times

Open Thursday – Monday from 28th March – 3rd November 2024

12pm – 4pm

Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Last entry 3.30pm


Adults £9

Children FREE (children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult)

Students over the age of 18 with a valid Student Card £4.50



Your admission

  • Some special events may incur an additional admission charge.
  • Student discount is available on production of a valid student card.
  • Group discounts are available to pre-booked group visitors of 15 or more paying visitors booked 7 days in advance. Find out more.
  • Holiday and Annual Passes – admission is only permitted on production of a valid card. Cards are valid for the named person and are not transferable. ID may also be requested.  Free access is for 14 days from the first day of use on a Holiday Pass and 1 Year from first date of use on an Annual Pass for Isle of Man residents.
  • Free admission is available to children under 18 years of age, persons accompanying a disabled visitor, Go Explore Heritage and Go Platinum Reserve Passes for use with trams, trains and bus transport and Members of the Friends of Manx National Heritage and organisations holding an agreement with Manx National Heritage. Entry available to the named member only on presentation of a valid membership card. Restrictions may apply.  For details on our reciprocal arrangements, please consult your membership handbook.

Things to See and Do

Don’t miss:

  • Spend time strolling through the seasonal gardens
  • Make the most of lots of outdoor space – picnics and playing welcome
  • Quiet spots for personal contemplation
  • Enjoy the family friendly ‘Monky Business’ activities throughout the site
  • Follow the fascinating timeline in the visitor welcome centre


Address: Mill Road, Ballasalla, IM9 3DB

Phone: +44 1624 823048

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Transport: Buses services 1, 1A, 1H, 2, 2A, 11, 11A, 12, 12A to Ballasalla. Isle of Man Steam Railway Ballasalla Stop

Essential Info

Drone Policy: The flying of unauthorised drones is not permitted at Rushen Abbey.

Here are some useful FAQ’s

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