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Norton Priory Museum & Gardens
The stunning 18th century Walled Garden offers orchards, a fruit garden and a beautiful rose walk, surrounded by woodland and a wildflower meadow. The gardens are open all year around.
We also have a wide ranging events programme, with activities for visitors of all ages! There are also lectures, tours and courses in traditional crafts so there is always something happening at Norton Priory.
The Trust also manages Halton castle which is open at weekends from April through October.
The museum and ruins have now closed for the redevelopment project but the Walled Garden is open with new events and activities all year around!
Walled Garden and Tea Room open 12pm - 4pm daily
Museum Closed until August 2016
Norton Priory has been awarded £3.7m from the Heritage Lottery Fund! The grant will restore the undercroft and redevelop the museum but don't worry, there's still plenty of things to see and do at the Walled Garden!
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NewsPosted Date: Apr 4, 2016Frank
The substructure of the new gallery and reception spaces have now been completed!
NewsPosted Date: Oct 9, 2015FrankThe museum is now almost unrecognisable thanks to HH Smith & Sons' progress!
NewsPosted Date: Aug 13, 2015FrankThe Wellcome Trust, a global charitable trust dedicated to improving health, has awarded Norton Priory a £116,000 grant to fund new displays, an education programme and DNA research relating to the human remains in the care of the museum.
NewsPosted Date: Jan 21, 2015ClaireThe first Victorian tiles are being lifted from the floor of the medieval undercroft at Norton Priory. It marks the start of the exciting redevelopment project that will see the transformation of the museum as a result of a £3.7million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The associated conservation programme in the undercroft will see it reinstated to its former glory with the tiled floor stabilised, levelled and entirely restored.
NewsPosted Date: Aug 8, 2014FrankThe Norton Priory Museum Trust has been awarded £3.7m by the Heritage Lottery Fund following its round two application. It's incredible news and with the support of Halton Borough Council, work is scheduled to start in early 2015. Arts Council England and The Wolfson, Foyle and Granada Foundations are also supporting the £4.5m project to conserve the undercroft and redevelop the museum. More information can be found at http://nortonpriory.org/menu/museum/monastery-to-museum-900/
Where can you find us?
Norton Priory Museum & Gardens,
Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn,
Cheshire WA7 1SX
**Please note: If you are navigating with sat-nav, use our ADDRESS not the postcode - it will make finding us easier! Registered Charity Number 504870. Registered as a company in England Number 1232182.
Phone: 01928 569895
FAX: 01928 589266
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