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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.
The museum has now closed for the redevelopment project but the Walled Garden reopens early on 1st March with new events and activities all year around!
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 things to see and do at the Walled Garden!
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NewsPosted Date: Jan 21, 2015ClaireThe first Victorian tiles are being lifted from the floor of the medieval undercroft at Norton Priory. It marks the start of the exciting redevelopment project that will see the transformation of the museum as a result of a £3.7million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The associated conservation programme in the undercroft will see it reinstated to its former glory with the tiled floor stabilised, levelled and entirely restored.
NewsPosted Date: Aug 8, 2014FrankThe 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 http://nortonpriory.org/menu/museum/monastery-to-museum-900/
Where can you find us?
Norton Priory Museum & Gardens,
Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn,
Cheshire WA7 1SX
**Please note: If you are navigating with sat-nav, use our ADDRESS not the postcode - it will make finding us easier! Registered Charity Number 504870. Registered as a company in England Number 1232182.
Phone: 01928 569895
FAX: 01928 589266
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