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Address: The Mint | Fore Street, (walk down an alleyway opposite the zebra crossing next to the pub), Exeter, England
Phone Number: 01392-265858
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I visited this very interesting place helping my daughter with a group of children from her school. We all dressed up and ate the food of the time which was delicious. Both the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
John S
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I visited this very interesting place helping my daughter with a group of children from her school. We all dressed up and ate the food of the time which was delicious. Both the children and adults had a wonderful and very informative time.

1 Thank John S
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112 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Lovely Tudor house - not very big but full of atmosphere. On certain days kids can dress up and experience Tudor clothes, games, cooking etc and in other days evening concerts with instruments from Tudor times. If you don't like kids, check it isn't a kids special day!

1 Thank LovelyDevon
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62 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

St Nicholas' priory may only be small, but it is a great place to take the kids for an hour or two. It's amazingly interactive; children can play with the 'food' in the dining room, dress up in the chambers upstairs, and take around 'Robert the Rat' as a guide; a little finger puppet...very sweet! It's really very reasonably priced,... More 

Thank Growlinglucifer
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The oldest roofed building in Exeter and a good insight into the Tudor and medieval periods. The family activities are particularly fun so check ahead as many of them are free.

Thank Aliceofstars
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69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visited this attraction with friends at easter. We were surprised to find such a wide range of activities on offer, and even the adults got to dress up in Tudor costume! It's beautifully presented and well worth a visit.

Thank McLean-Buechel
Leeds, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Very interesting. The painted wood panels were gorgeous (if not authentic), and all rooms had been restored very tastefully. The volunteer was lovely, helpful and knowledgeable.

2 Thank jule955
Bristol, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Nearly missed this, signage not great. Knowledgeable staff, happy to talk you round the property. Good video explaining history of Priory. Worth a visit.

1 Thank Cathy G
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Had a few hours to spend in Exeter and in my wanderings in the lanes behind Fore Street found this little gem. So few people there I had a guide all to myself. It is a wonderful historic remnant of Exeter dating back to the Medieval times.

1 Thank James B
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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 

1 Thank Lucy B
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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486 reviews
263 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 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!

Thank Ethan E

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