Norton Priory Museum & Gardens is one of Cheshire's hidden gems. Once home to a medieval church, this is the most excavated monastic site in Europe. Visitors can explore the 12th century undercroft with beautiful vaulted ceiling and the priory ruins showing the layout of the medieval buildings. The museum displays thousands of objects discovered at the site, which tell the 900 year history from priory to mansion house and the stories of the people who lived here.
The most impressive object in the museum is the twice life-size St Christopher statue. The museum is surrounded by woodland walks – discover secret summer houses, sculptures and a stream glade. During the summer season the tranquil Georgian Walled Garden is also open, with orchards, a rose walk and a herb garden. The Walled Garden is home to the National Collection of Tree Quince. A day out at Norton Priory Museum & Gardens is a day to remember.