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Norton Priory Museum & Gardens
The museum is now open!
Norton Priory is the most excavated monastic site in Europe. Thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, its brand new £4.5m museum tells its 900 year story, displaying hundreds of medieval and later period objects discovered during the extensive archaeological digs. Visitors can explore the medieval undercroft and priory ruins or venture further into the surrounding woodland to discover secret summer houses and stream glades.
Also at Norton Priory is the stunning 18th century Walled Garden which 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 and provides tours every Sunday from May through October at 2pm
Museum, undercroft and ruins, Walled Garden and Tea Room open 10am - 5pm daily.
Halton Castle is open for tours at 2pm every Sunday
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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: 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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