Norton Priory is delighted to announce they are one of the host venues for Lost Castles – a city region wide art event that will bring the community together to build six fantastic giant cardboard castles.

Volunteers are invited to join French artist Olivier Grossetȇte and his team to help build a stunning monumental structure inspired by Halton Castle.

Free drop-in workshops will take place between Sunday 5th and Wednesday 8th August at a special location at Norton Priory museum.

Norton Priory requires between 15 and 40 volunteers to take part in each workshop in order to complete the challenge. You can sign up for as many workshops as you like, they are divided into a morning or afternoon. To sign up please send your contact details to or telephone 01928 569895. Or book online HERE! 

Norton Priory’s castle will then be erected on Friday 10th August*, with the castle being partially demolished on Sunday 12th August. Volunteers will be needed to help with the clean up process.

Part of the structure will be retained to be destroyed in a reenactment siege the Medieval weekend on Saturday 18th August and Sunday 19th August. Usual admission applies for this event.

Lost Castles has been made possible thanks to a grant from Arts Council England and is supported by the City Region Combined Authority, and Global Streets.

The other host venues are Williamson Square, Liverpool; Knowsley Safari Park, Ashton Park, West Kirkby; North Park, Bootle; and Victoria Square, St Helens.

*Please note, the timing of the build and performances will differ across the boroughs. Full build schedule and event details will be announced at a later date.

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