Rushen Abbey - Ballasalla

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Rushen Abbey - Ballasalla
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Address: Rushen Abbey
Mill Street
Ballasalla
Isle of Man
Postcode: IM9 3DB
Telephone: 01624 648000
Website: Click Here


Situated near Ballasalla are the ruins of a church built by monks. THe site has been preserved by the Manx National Heritage. Part of the museum has been specially set out for children allowing them to be a monk, build an arch, dig for artifacts and more. Great for children and families with large garden area with wild flowers, herbs and trees, the Abbey Gardens and Interpretation Centre reveals one of the Island’s most important heritage sites through the ages from its founding in 1134 right through to its use in the present day.

Rushen Abbey has substantial remains to wander through and you can also see where archaeologists have uncovered even more buildings below ground.

Take a stroll around the Abbey gardens, keeping an eye out for more remains as you follow a footpath to a 14th century Monk’s Bridge in Silverdale Glen.

The Interpretation centre will fill you full of facts about the place, including it’s current uses for strawberry teas and dances! There are a number of fun and creative activities and interactive displays, including the chance to dress up as a monk.

Admission:
Adult £5
Child £2.50  

Opening Times:
Open daily 10am to 4pm until 2nd November
Open at weekends between 7th February and 22nd March 11am to 5pm.
Check online for full details.
Things to see and do:

• Learn about famous strawberry and cream teas, dancing and the pleasure gardens.
• Meet school mistress Miss Bellanne Stowell and discover a fruity tale.
• Discover how Rushen Abbey was founded and learn about the earliest written account of the Isle of Man.
• Dress up as a monk, kneel and read ancient scriptures.
• Have a go at archaeology, see the excavations and the Abbey’s remains.
• See archaeologist’s film diaries and watch them at work.
• Learn calligraphy or build an ancient arch.
• Find out about medieval medicines.
• Visit the Abbey Gardens and see wild flowers, trees and herbs.
• Enjoy a picnic in the tranquillity of Rushen Abbey grounds.
• Follow the footpath to the 14th Century Monks’ Bridge in Silverdale Glen.

Rushen Abbey, the Abbey Gardens and Interpretation Centre reveals one of the Island’s most important heritage sites through the ages from its founding in 1134 right through to its use in the present day.

Things to see and do:

• Learn about famous strawberry and cream teas, dancing and the pleasure gardens.
• Meet school mistress Miss Bellanne Stowell and discover a fruity tale.
• Discover how Rushen Abbey was founded and learn about the earliest written account of the Isle of Man.
• Dress up as a monk, kneel and read ancient scriptures.
• Have a go at archaeology, see the excavations and the Abbey’s remains.
• See archaeologist’s film diaries and watch them at work.
 Learn calligraphy or build an ancient arch.
• Find out about medieval medicines.
• Visit the Abbey Gardens and see wild flowers, trees and herbs.
• Enjoy a picnic in the tranquillity of Rushen Abbey grounds.
• Follow the footpath to the 14th Century Monks’ Bridge in Silverdale Glen.
Coming soon: Strawberry and Cream Teas at the new café and restaurant.