Join us at Norton Priory Museum & Gardens for a Christmas Extravaganza of seasonal events for all the family.
Discover Christmas food and handcrafted gifts in the undercroft, revisit the Ghost of Christmas past, and enjoy live performance and festive musical celebrations. Share the joy of Christmas at Norton.
To secure your place, book your tickets in advance using the links below. Free onsite parking is available with accessible parking for Blue Badge holders.
We look forward to seeing you!
See the medieval undercroft dressed for Christmas and enjoy exploring the two exhibition galleries. Younger visitors (and some older ones!) have the opportunity to follow our Nutcracker Trail, play dress up in the downstairs gallery and peek inside our dolls house in the upstairs gallery. The musuem atrium is home to the late fourteenth century statue of St. Christopher, with an audio visual presentation voiced by Brian Blessed.
Outside, there are the excavated remains of the medieval priory and acres of woodland to discover, including a play area for children.
There's ample free car parking, the Brooke Cafe and a gift shop (perfect for Christmas gift inspiration!) to help make your visit complete.
Please note, Norton Priory closes for Christmas after 20th December 2022.
This ever-popular traditional event returns to Norton Priory Museum and Gardens for 2023. The word 'wassail' is drevied from an Anglo-Saxon phrase meaning, 'be of good health'. Wassailing was once a common tradition in apple growing areas, as much to bring people together in the depths of winter, as to help the trees.
Norton Priory's wassail draws heavily on folk tradition, and includes a procession around the orchard with music and ringing of bells to drive away troublesome spirits. Toast is hung on the branches of the trees to encourage good spirits, whilst cider is poured on the roots of the trees to bring a good crop in the coming year.
Storytelling and music completes Norton Priory's wassail gathering and the evening will also include a bowl of warming soup and complementary refreshments as we gather together to ensure the very best start to our apple growing season, and the year ahead.
The event takes place in the medieval undercroft and the orchard at Norton Priory, so please wrap up warm!
There are a limited number of lantern workshop places available for the event and we advise booking early if you want to secure a place on the workshops.
This event is part of Norton Priory Museum and Gardens Mindful Museum project and is supported by Art Fund.Advance Tickets: £12 per person Members: £9 per person Book The Norton Priory Wassail Tickets