St Christopher, the patron saint of travellers, welcomes visitors to Norton Priory!
St Christopher was probably made in 1391 and he has seen the two lives of Norton Priory; as a home for the medieval Canons and as a home for the Brooke family.
Tate Britain has called the Norton Priory St Christopher statue
"the largest and most impressive example of sculpture surviving from the fourteenth century. Its overwhelming scale reflects the remarkable technical achievements of this period. The statue has been acclaimed as one of the finest medieval sculptures in the world."
Cutting edge projection technology is used to tell his 600 year old story through medieval pilgrimage, monastic dissolution and the rise of the great house. Nowhere else in the UK can you glimpse the full glory of a giant medieval sculpture as it would have been seen in the 14th century!
Norton Priory Museum & Gardens,
Tudor Road, Manor Park,
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