Traditional Skills

Norton Priory Traditional Skills Courses 2014

All of our courses can be purchased in the museum or online by going to:  

Fruit Tree Grafting 
Sun 23 Feb, 10am - 1pm
Learn the theory behind grafting fruit trees with Heathfield Orchards and have a go yourself.
£25 per person.

Hedge Laying
Sun 9 March, 10am - 4pm
A hands-on day hedge laying with expert tuition in this ancient craft from Heathfield Orchards.
Wet weather clothing and sturdy shoes essential.
£35 per person.

Basket Making
Sat 26 & Sun 27 April, 10am - 3pm
Join willow artist Caroline Gregson to learn the techniques for creating your very own woven basket.
Two day course. £80 per person.

Introduction to Bee Keeping
Sun 25 May, 10am - 4pm
Interested in keeping bees? Find out what's involved, take part in live demonstrations and learn more
about these fascinating and industrious creatures.
£30 per person.

Stained Glass Workshop
Sat 21 or Sun 22 June, 10am - 4pm
Learn all the techniques necessary to design and make your own piece of stained glass to take home.
No experience required - all tools provided.
One day course. £60 per person.

Pottery Workshop
Sat 26 & Sun 27 July, 10am - 4pm
Discover traditional styles and techniques with tuition from potter John Ayling.
Create your own piece of pottery to take home.
Two day course. £80 per person.

Garden Gate Making
Sat 27 & Sun 28 Sept
Woodworker Mike Carswell will guide you through the skill of making gate hurdles using coppiced hazel. 
Two day course. £80 per person.


For more information please call 01928 569 895 or email

Halton Castle Enjoy England Halton Borough Council Lottery Funded Cheshire's Gardens of Distinction

© Copyright Norton Priory Design: Xeno Solutions