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Rushen Abbey

Rushen Abbey, Ballasalla, Ballasalla, IM9 3DB, Isle of Man | 01624 823048 | Website

Venue Description

Rushen Abbey was gifted by King Olaf for use as a monastery in 1134. Rushen Abbey came under Cistercian control and was developed as the Isle of Man’s seat of religious power housing the main body of knowledge and literacy for the Island. Today the remains of the Abbey sit in the peace of the Abbey Gardens. The visitor centre tells its story from 1134 to the present day.


Rushen Abbey has an admission fee and various concessions are available. Please see our website for up-to-date information ( or call 01624 648000 to chat through our admission options with our helpful staff. It is our policy that carers accompanying a disabled visitor are admitted free of charge to all our sites. Rushen Abbey is wheelchair accessible although assistance may be required on some of the gravel paths. Motorised scooters are welcome on site.


Rushen Abbey has one standard unisex accessible toilet in the main visitor centre. It is located 20 metres to the rear of the main reception area. See access guide for more details:


The Rushen Abbey team receive customer service and disability awareness training – and are always happy to help. We work with a range of partners across the Island to ensure our sites and collections are accessible, engaging and inspiring to a broad range of users – and are always seeking to improve our services for visitors.

Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

Assistance dogs can be exercised in the grounds of Rushen Abbey, they must be on a lead. Alternatively Rushen Abbey is a 5 minute walk from Silvderdale Glen.

Other assistance dog facilities

Assistance dogs are welcome and a water bowl is available at reception, please ask.

The venue says it has...

  • Carer Discount
  • Dedicated Seating
  • Disabled Access
  • Induction Loop
  • Disabled Parking

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