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Norton Priory Museum & Gardens is a family friendly visitor attraction in Runcorn, Cheshire. Visitors can explore the 12th century undercroft building and priory ruins, or venture further into the surrounding woodland to discover secret summer houses and stream glades. A new museum exhibits the archaeological finds from Europe's most excavated monastic site and is home to the internationally significant, 14th century statue of St. Christopher.

The beautiful 2.5 acre Georgian walled garden is a hidden gem with fruit trees, herb garden and rose walk. Home to the National Collection of Quince, it is surrounded by a pear orchard, wildflower meadow and woodland.

Norton Priory is managed by the Norton Priory Museum Trust Limited, a Charity supported by Halton Borough Council. The Trust also cares for nearby Halton Castle, a ruin in Halton Village that can be visited by appointment by schools and groups. The castle is also opened for special events such as Heritage Open Days.