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Norton Priory Museum and Gardens

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Address: Tudor Road | Manor Park, Runcorn WA7 1SX, England
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+44 1928 569895
12:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:00

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Interesting historic site

Visited this site in May 2017 on a lovely sunny day. Two for one entry made it a very cheap visit. Lots of artifacts on display which had been recovered from the site and... read more

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Maurice L
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this site in May 2017 on a lovely sunny day. Two for one entry made it a very cheap visit. Lots of artifacts on display which had been recovered from the site and displayed in an interesting way. Large garden area with plenty of seats. Suitable for wheelchair access. The walled garden was about half mile away were very... More 

Thank Maurice L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful guided tour. A very good experience with a knowledgeable young woman. We'll definitely be back as we didn't have time to do the gardens. Others in our party who had come early praised the Walled Garden strongly. Their website is still being developed & I couldn't find a map. It's much more than simply the Priory &... More 

Thank Mary-Chester
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here on a Saturday afternoon, to get into the gardens is nearly £7 per person even if you didn't want to visit the museum. I would expect more for my money

Thank Beth R
Colchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A coach trip I had organised for Colchester Archaeological Group had three options after a morning wall walk in Chester. Spend the afternoon in Liverpool, visit Speke Hall or visit Norton Priory. Recommended by a former curator of Colchester Museums, thirteen of us opted for Norton Priory. Our coach had dropped most of the group off in Liverpool. Eleven decided... More 

Thank barbarabutler2015
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The new extended museum is fantastic, very modern and the displays are clear and informative. The hands on aspects and reading area for young children is a great addition. We had a lovely day out but the only downside was the queue in the cafe, they ran out of most of the menu options by 1pm. Well worth a visit... More 

Thank hobnobbly
St Helens, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited as a family (older kids and elderly) plus a dog and it was a fabulous day out for all. The grounds are beautiful and extensive, with regular sit down spots. Dogs are welcome everywhere except the carpeted exhibition areas and the walled garden, but easy to dog swap near these parts, so no one misses anything. Exhibition areas are... More 

Thank 19lel68
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic job has been done at the new visitor centre at Norton Priory.Packed with information for young and old and a great viewing platform for a birds eye view of the ruins of the old priory.If you have time have a stroll through the woods to look at some great scultures dotted around and just listen to the... More 

Thank david c
Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last week my husband and I went to Norton Priory for the first time since the 1970s, having been enthused by listening to a talk about the new state-of-the-art museum, which opened last summer. It is particularly special because it covers the site's 900-year history, from the 12th century to the 1920s. I must say we were incredibly impressed and... More 

Thank Anne L
NortonPrioryMuseum, Manager at Norton Priory Museum and Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Anne L, Thank you for your positive review. It is particularly kind of you considering that you could not access the undercroft during your visit. We're delighted that you enjoyed your day and hope you can come back soon. Best wishes, Norton Priory More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

All the new work on the Priory is worth every penny. Improved facilities including lots of archaeological items which are genuinely interesting. In fact, the adults were as engrossed as the children. Lovely gardens, an even better tea room which is also reasonably priced (as are entrance fees). Lots to occupy your eyes s you wander round and staff are... More 

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NortonPrioryMuseum, Manager at Norton Priory Museum and Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Lillicat23, Thank you for your kind review of Norton priory - we're delighted you enjoyed your visit. Thank you too for pointing out the problems with the website. Do bear with us - it's still very new so we're improving it all the time. Many thanks again - I do hope you visit us again soon. Norton Priory More 

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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We came upon Norton Priory museum and walled garden by chance. It is at the back of an unattractive industrial estate near Runcorn. It is an absolute gem! The museum is very informative with lots of archeological artifacts from the days when it housed Augustan Canons (like monks but more involved with the community) then a private house after the... More 

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