Walled Garden

Walled Garden

Walled Garden

Wildflower Meadow



St. Christopher statue

12th century undercroft


12th century undercroft


12th century undercroft

12th century undercroft



Adult:                £6.10  
Child (5-16):      £4.30  
Concession:      £5.40
Family:              £17.50

Children under 5 go free!
Membership is available for great offers and to visit all year around
Admission into the St Christopher gallery, shops and cafes is free


Norton Priory Museum & Gardens

Discover 900 years of history through an award winning museum, a spectacular 14th century Saint Christopher statue and excavated medieval ruins set in acres of managed woodland. Open throughout the year.

The stunning 18th century Walled Garden offers orchards, a fruit garden and a beautiful rose walk, open from the beginning of April to the end of October.

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.

The Trust also manages Halton castle which is open on special days throughout the year.


 Opening hours

1 November 2014 to  23 December 2014
Museum open daily 12am - 4pm
Walled Garden closed

Norton Priory has been awarded £3.7m from the Heritage Lottery Fund! The grant will restore the undercroft and redevelop the museum but don't worry, there's still plenty of time to visit before work starts!

Support the redevelopment project today!


Christmas Schools Offer

Join us for fun filled Victorian and Tudor school Christmas parties thoughout December

Norton Priory is awarded a £3.7m HLF grant!

The Norton Priory Museum Trust has been awarded £3.7m by the Heritage Lottery Fund following its round two application. It's incredible news and with the support of Halton Borough Council, work is scheduled to start in early 2015. Arts Council England and The Wolfson, Foyle and Granada Foundations are also supporting the £4.5m project to conserve the undercroft and redevelop the museum. More information can be found at

2013 Conference papers

Experts from the Universities of Liverpool, Lancaster and Trinity St David joined Author and TV presenter Tom Holland at the Merseyside Maritime Museum to explore Norton Priory in the context of the wider Medieval world. These experts were kind enough to share some of their presentations.

Norton Priory Visions

New Projections, facial reconstructions and multimedia guides have now been installed making a visit to Norton Priory even more memorable.

In March last year, Arts Council England awarded Norton Priory a £100,000 grant to improve its interpretation of the undercroft, St Christopher statue and ruins. Projections onto St Christopher recreate the mesmorising medieval colours that once decorated it. The statue is also brought to life by the voice of Brian Blessed.

Living Letters

A website telling the story of Norton Abbey's dissolution has been created, drawing upon 16th century letters written by King Henry VIII, Cromwell and Piers Dutton. Click here to see the new website!

New St Christopher statue display

The famous 14th century statue of St Christopher is receiving a makeover using state-of-the-art projections and the voice of Brian Blessed.  

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

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