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St. Nicholas Priory

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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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A little gem in a quaint area of Exeter

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2014
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Devon
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83 reviews 83 reviews
16 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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!

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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 

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Exeter
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
64 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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