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Gracehill Moravian Village

The Old School House, 19A Church Road, Gracehill, County Antrim, BT42 2NL
Gracehill Moravian Village

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Gracehill, an award-winning Georgian village, founded by the Moravian Church in 1759, was Northern Ireland's first Conservation Area and uniquely, is the only complete Moravian settlement in Ireland.

Gracehill Old School dates from 1765 and now houses a welcoming restaurant, Museum Room and Schoolroom. The Museum room shows the history of the Gracehill settlement and has an exhibition of lacework. The building is fully accessible to those with disabilities.

In the 18th century, the village was highly structured and the layout of the buildings and the unique Georgian style of architecture remain very much the same. The Moravian values called for a community-based way of life. There was a village doctor, access to education and many houses had fresh running water.

The Moravian Church remains central to the village with its burial ground known as God’s Acre, bisected by a path into two plots. Men were buried to the left and women to the right of this central path. All the headstones were of the same shape and design as the Moravians believed that everyone is equal in death – and were laid almost flat on the ground.

Other Moravian congregations in exist Northern Ireland, however, Gracehill is unique because it is the only complete Moravian settlement in Ireland.

Guided Group Walking Tours are available Monday to Saturday by prior arrangement (Charge applies). Tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
Group tours, which can be booked by email, include a short DVD presentation in the Old School Room, a guided walk around the square and a visit to the church to find out more about the fascinating history of this Settlement and the Moravian culture.

Tours can be tailored to meet your specific requirements and are suitable for those with disabilities.

A variety of refreshments for group bookings can be arranged through Gracehill Moravian Church and the Old School is home to the Award-winning Millside restaurant.

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Toilets for disabled visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Guided Tours Available

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Groups accepted
  • Groups catered for
  • Prior Booking Required
  • Toilets

Event Facilities

  • Booking Required

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Unique venue
  • Village Location

Guide Prices

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Admission to Museum Room is free.
Charges apply for organised group tours.

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Opening Times

Gracehill Summer Season Tours (6 July 2024 - 31 Aug 2024)

* Tours leave 2pm from the Old School Gracehill,
Saturday 20th July,
3rd, 17th 24th and 31st August
£5 per person. No booking required. Further information: www.gracehill.org

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