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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 pm - 4:00 pm
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Beautiful and Fascinating

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... read more

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 

1 Thank CheshireRambler
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun for all ages- we had 3 adults, a 4-year old and a 10 month old in our group and they all loved it. Very reasonably priced admission - adults £6.70 and under fours free. We only had 3 hours to spend but we definitely could have spent the whole day there. There is a cafe at the priory site... More 

1 Thank Sarah M
Crewe, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here - very different to what I imagined - I thought that there would just be a few ruins. totally wrong. Lovely museum with lots of hands on things to experience, Lots of space outdoors in the ruins and gardens, lots of explanatory maps to tell you what was where. Great walks , good children's play area, looks... More 

1 Thank Sharon H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic day out at the event for children. Searching for chicks and cracking the code, making Easter crafts and hunting for a giant chicken round the museum grounds. We had loads of fun and the staff were really friendly and helpful.

1 Thank Katie M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a site full of historic interest. The priory remains are very atmospheric. And the museum in the visitor centre has many finds from the site excavations. The gardens here are beautiful. We had lunch in the visitor centre cafe. And we both really enjoyed the home made soup.

1 Thank joseph850
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69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are small, local museums in many parts of the country which sometimes get forgotten or overlooked by visitors to an area that want the 'big experience' whether that is a theme park or activity centre. Doing that can mean you miss an opportunity to see a real gem - like Norton Priory. The ruins of the Priory are picked... More 

1 Thank DSandPM

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