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Norton Priory Museum and Gardens is now open

Norton Priory Museum and Gardens is now open for visitors every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

We advise you to book a ticket to guarantee your visit. You can do this through the link on our home page or by following this link:

We may be able to accept walk-ins on the day or those who call up in advance but we won't be able to guarantee it. You can call us on 01928 569 895.

Norton Priory is the most excavated monastic site in Europe. Its museum opened in August 2016 following a major HLF funded redevelopment project and displays thousands of objects from Tudor shoes to the incredible medieval statue of St Christopher. 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.

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.

How to Find Us

From the M56, leave on Junction 11 following the A56 (Chester Road) then turn left onto the A558 (Daresbury Expressway). Take the second exit at the roundabout (A558) and then take the next exit for Norton Priory, following the brown attraction signage.

From the A562, take the A553 (Mersey Gateway Bridge) to the A558 (Daresbury Expressway). Following the brown attraction signage, take the exit towards Windmill Hill, then the second exit at the Manor Park Roundable to Tudor Road. Continue along to Tudor Road and through the green gates.

SAT NAV: Tudor Road, WA7 1SX


Tickets Price Gift Aid
Under 4s£0.00£0.00

Opening Times

April - October (Walled Garden open, weather permitting):11am (Friday, Saturday and Sunday only) - 5pm
November - March (Walled Garden closed):11am (Friday, Saturday and Sunday only) - 4pm (Weekends only)

Get Involved

The Norton Priory Trust relies on the generous support of our visitors, individuals, trusts and foundations and is managed by the Norton Priory Museum Charitable Trust (#504870).

Become a Member

As a member you can make a vital contribution to the museum's work, as well as enjoying a whole range of benefits including free entry, discounts and exclusive members-only events.

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Your support helps us to continue caring for the heritage of Norton Priory and Halton Castle, as well as ensuring an exciting programme of research, education and events.

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You could help in our gardens, care for our collections, or help with school sessions and our fantastic events. We have a number of roles available - no experience necessary.

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