Walled Garden

Walled Garden

Walled Garden

Wildflower Meadow



St. Christopher statue

12th century undercroft


12th century undercroft


12th century undercroft

12th century undercroft



Gift Aided prices
Adult:                £7.40  
Child (4-16):      £5.25  
Concession:       £6.55
Family:              £21.20

Children under 4 go free!
Membership is available for great offers and to visit all year around


Norton Priory Museum & Gardens

The new museum is now open!

Norton Priory is the most excavated monastic site in Europe. Thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, its brand new £4.5m museum tells its 900 year story, displaying hundreds of medieval and later period objects discovered during the extensive archaeological digs. Visitors can explore the medieval undercroft and priory ruins or venture further into the surrounding woodland to discover secret summer houses and stream glades.  

Also at Norton Priory is the stunning 18th century Walled Garden which offers orchards, a fruit garden and a beautiful rose walk, surrounded by woodland and a wildflower meadow. The gardens are open all year around.

We also have a wide ranging events programme, with activities for visitors of all ages! There are also lectures, tours and courses in traditional crafts so there is always something happening at Norton Priory.

Winter Opening hours

Museum, undercroft, ruins, and cafe are open 11am - 4pm daily

The Walled Garden is open 11am - 4pm daily but is closed January and February, reopening on 1 March 

The museum, cafe and grounds will be closed 24 - 26 December and 31 December - 13 January. 

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2016 Conference papers

Experts from Norton Priory and the Universities of Liverpool, Nottingham and Lancaster explored Norton Priory's secrets through detailed historical and scientific investigations. These experts were kind enough to share some of the presentations from the 2016 conference.

Norton Priory welcomes 10,000th visitor

Norton Priory welcomed more than 10,000 people in the first month of opening!

Wellcome Trust fund new displays

The Wellcome Trust, a global charitable trust dedicated to improving health, has awarded Norton Priory a £116,000 grant to fund new displays, an education programme and DNA research relating to the human remains in the care of the museum.  

Halton Castle Enjoy England Halton Borough Council Lottery Funded Cheshire's Gardens of Distinction

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