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Address: Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6NB, England
Phone Number: 01702 212345
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10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Located in the heart of Priory Park, Prittlewell Priory is a monastery just...

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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Beautiful building, fascinating history well presented - lots to see, great atmosphere, interested staff, some hands on activities for children, and beautiful gardens. Little on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Thank Dee G
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to the Priory on the morning before we were returning there for a wedding later in the day. What a lovely house with amazing features! The gardens were lovely also. As a wedding venue it was also lovely, with the photographer having plenty of areas to use for taking pictures. Overall, a very enjoyable visit.

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Thank TBConlon
Southend-on-sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

It is free easy to park in the park and just a short walk from the Priory. The friendly staff great you at the entrance and point you in the right direction. There is interesting items to look at on two levels. The building itself is interesting and has been well maintained. I recommend sitting for a few minutes to... More 

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Thank AlanJames66
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Lots of local history here set in a really old priory with nice gardens along with a cafe,worth a visit.

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Thank kevc m
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I go here often , with family. Such a beautiful place and the admission is free. So much history here for everyone to learn about and such a tranquil place

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Thank Beverley W
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Been there today, just for a walk with my little one and said that will never ever come back there, so many RATS everywhere. And specially on the playground where kids were playing, it's extremely dangerous! They have to do something with this!!!!

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Thank Sylwia Z
SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team (Southend Libraries & Museums) at Prittlewell Priory, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Prittlewell Priory is located in the park grounds but the museum does not maintain the park itself, such as the play area. We will pass your comments on to the Parks Department, who will investigate. Kind regards, Promotion & Events Team Southend Libraries & Museums More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We took our grandchildren to the priory as we were visiting priory park . There is no admission charge to the priory so that's a plus these days . I remember when I was a young lad being taken here on a school trip . The priory has been fully renovated to its former glory and is an outstanding building... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love the priory and its surrounding gardens. My fiancée and I are actually getting married there later this year. If you are in the area I highly recommend you take a trip there. The staff are always very friendly and the whole area is kept clean and tidy.

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Thank Chris W
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

The Priory underwent renovation over a couple of years and is worth a visit as it contains some of the areas history. There are often exhibitions held there which can be of interest to some.

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Thank George F
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

I've visited Prittlewell Priory twice in the last 6 months and on both occasions the war memorial interactive has been broken. On my most recent visit i stupidly assumed the problem would have been sorted as i brought my elderly father down to see his late uncles detail's and we left bitterly disappointed. The staff were extremely helpful and my... More 

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Thank GeorginaHogg-Stewart
SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at Prittlewell Priory, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with the War Memorial Interactive on your last visits. We understand the frustration this must have caused and apologise for the inconvenience. Our museum colleagues are investigating the issue and the Interactive repair will progress soon. If you would like to check it is working before a... More 

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