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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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NewsPosted Date: Dec 1, 2016FrankExperts 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.
NewsPosted Date: Oct 18, 2016FrankNorton Priory welcomed more than 10,000 people in the first month of opening!
NewsPosted Date: Aug 13, 2015FrankThe 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.
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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