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Prittlewell Priory

Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6NB, England
+44 1702 212345
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Located in the heart of Priory Park, Prittlewell Priory is a monastery just waiting to be discovered. With a visitor centre next door to stop by for a drink or snack, and surrounded by beautiful gardens, there is plenty to see and explore.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
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  • Terrible4%
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Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6NB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were amazed by the size and variety of gardens in the middle of the park. They were beautiful and the building itself was elegant. A wonderful surprise

Thank Marianne H
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We went to find the Prittlewell Prince but he was not here. However we did find the building very interesting. There is a lot of information if you are prepared to read and listen to the resources available. In some cases it opens up new...More

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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at Prittlewell Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to make a review- we greatly appreciate feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Promotion & Events Team

Reviewed 25 January 2017

As a small child I visited the Prittlewell Priory museum so many times It was full of old treasures, like old teddy bears, penny farthing bikes, just a hotchpotch of history & so many stufffed animals & birds. I loved it! Having recently visited with...More

Thank hazelha
SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at Prittlewell Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit to the Priory. We will pass your comments back to the curators for their future considerations. Kind regards, Promotion & Events Team (Libraries & Museums)

Reviewed 21 January 2017

I went to the priory today, it has been refurbished since my last visit (only open Saturdays and Sundays until May), The priory was founded by monks in the 12th century, but was closed by Henry viii and the priory and lands sold. It passed...More

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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Assistant at Prittlewell Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Thank you for your review - we are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Prittlewell Priory. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards, Promotion & Events Team Southend Libraries & Museums

Reviewed 31 October 2016

The member of staff who was working on the afternoon we visited was very helpful in fulling us in on the history of the place. It is a great place to spend a good couple of hours and interactive activities to keep the young (and...More

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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Assistant at Prittlewell Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

Thank you for your review - we really appreciate all feedback given. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Prittlewell Priory, and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards, Promotion & Events Team (Southend Libraries & Museums)

Reviewed 18 October 2016

Amongst the assets boasted by Priory Park is Prittlewell Priory. It is steeped in history which can be discovered through both beautiful and informative displays. Upstairs is most certainly worth a look too as the hall there is enhanced by voice/image displays creating a magical...More

Thank Emma W
SouthendLibsMus, Promotion and Events Team at Prittlewell Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2016

Many thanks for your review of Prittlewell Priory. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Promotion and Events Team

Reviewed 5 October 2016

I lived in Southend in my youth but left nearly 50 years ago and I remember Priory Park well, but I have no memory of this place at all, so it was very interesting to see it. It has been beautifully restored and there is...More

Thank Farmer_Terry
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Lovely bit of history, things for children to do in different rooms, very educational in a fun way, lovely grounds, friendly staff.

Thank Littlepont
Reviewed 11 September 2016

My friend and I took our children who are 6,5,and4 for a visit , we live locally and always go to the park , today the kids insisted on going into the priory to see the monks and stuffed animals , we were greater by...More

Thank Gill W
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Beautiful building, fascinating history well presented - lots to see, great atmosphere, interested staff, some hands on activities for children, and beautiful gardens. Little on site café not always open though, which is a shame.

Thank Dee G
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