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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.
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!
30 March 2014 to 31 October 2014
Museum open daily 10am - 5pm
Walled Garden open daily 12 - 4pm
1 November 2014 to January 2015
Museum open daily 12am - 4pm
Walled Garden closed
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/
NewsPosted Date: Jul 19, 2014FrankExperts 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.
NewsPosted Date: Jun 6, 2014Frank
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.
NewsPosted Date: Apr 17, 2014FrankA 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!
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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