Walled Garden

Walled Garden

Walled Garden

Wildflower Meadow



St. Christopher statue

12th century undercroft


12th century undercroft


12th century undercroft

12th century undercroft



Gift Aided prices
Adult:                £7.40  
Child (4-16):      £5.25  
Concession:       £6.55
Family:              £21.20

Children under 4 go free!
Membership is available for great offers and to visit all year around


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 September at 2pm

Opening hours

Museum, undercroft and ruins, Walled Garden and Tea Room open 10am - 5pm daily.

Halton Castle is open for tours at 2pm every Sunday from April through September

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Capital Project update April 2016

The substructure of the new gallery and reception spaces have now been completed!

Capital Project update

The museum is now almost unrecognisable thanks to HH Smith & Sons' progress!

Wellcome Trust fund new displays

The 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.  

Norton Priory is awarded a £3.7m HLF grant!

The 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

Halton Castle Enjoy England Halton Borough Council Lottery Funded Cheshire's Gardens of Distinction

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