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St. Nicholas Priory

The Mint | Fore Street, (walk down an alleyway opposite the zebra crossing next to the pub), Exeter, England
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Ranked #25 of 41 attractions in Exeter
Traveler Description: St Nicholas Priory Experience Tudor life first hand in the heart of the City at St Nicholas Priory. Originally part of a medieval priory, the... more »
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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is one of the Guardian's top 6 family museums in Britain & once inside this Tudor house you can see why- it's amazing. The attention to detail is fantastic from pewter spoons & Tudor food to bed hangings it all seems authentically recreated. The painting on the panelling in the parlour is vivid and a tad garish which I... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This priory was so hard to find and when finally finding the ruins it was so ugly and depressing I couldn't believe my ears when somebody told me you had to pay to go into this tiny lame attraction!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

This ancient building, hidden away just off Fore Street yet near the city centre, is well worth a visit. It is but a small remnant of the original building but has been restored fabulously to re-created a Tudor kitchen, living quarters, etc. Well worth a visit.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This place is really tucked away down a little alley but well worth a visit. We ended up there because the museum was shut on the day we went (Monday). Cost us £10 for a family ticket but was well worth it. Interesting history and good fun with VIctorian clothes for adults and kids to dress up in and plenty... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

St Nicholas Priory isn't the easiest place to find if you're not familiar with Exeter, being tucked away on a narrow path (not much more than an alleyway, really) which runs beside a pub on Fore Street. It's well worth tracking down, however: it's a glorious building - one of the oldest in Exeter - and has been fascinatingly restored... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

As most probably already know, much of historic Exeter was flattened in the war, so St Nicholas Priory is a rare treat in the city indeed! The building itself, nestled away in a quiet area of the city, is gorgeous, and the inside has been immaculately presented, to give a real impression of what life was like at the time.... More

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Bexley, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We visited this after staying in Exton for families day at the CTCRM. It is worth a visit and cost us £4 each for entry.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Driving back from holiday I wanted somewhere to stop off. The pictures of the priory on the website looked like it would be worth a visit. Being in the centre of Exeter meant we could walk around the shops too. The staff welcomed us and my 8yr was given a black tudor puppet rat to take round. We were also... More

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Swanage Dorset
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41 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Not easy to find, but well worth the visit. Very informative tour guide. Good value for money.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

We visited with our three small children today. A beautiful Tudor priory set out into various rooms. We had a delightful guide who told us the history of the house. There are no 'brown signs' to this museum and, although right in the centre of the city, it is hidden away. It should be much better known than it is.... More

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