What to See

Here at Norton Priory we're bursting at the seams with things to see. Spanning 900 years of history, we're the most excavated monastic site in Europe. Our museum opened in August 2016 following a major HLF funded redevelopment project and displays thousands of objects from Tudor shoes to the incredible medieval statue of St Christopher.

We invite you to explore the 12th century undercroft building and priory ruins then venture further into the surrounding woodland to discover secret summer houses and stream glades.

The beautiful 2.5 acre Georgian walled garden is our best kept secret with fruit trees, a herb garden and stunning rose walk to enjoy. Home to the National Collection of Quince, it is surrounded by a pear orchard, wildflower meadow and woodland.

The museum has a visitor car park, café, toilets, including an accessible toilet, baby changing facilities, a lift, and wheelchairs available to borrow.


Norton Priory Museum & Gardens welcomes dogs on leads in the atrium, medieval ruins and woodlands. Dogs on not permitted in the museum galleries, walled garden or café except on dedicated days – see events page.

Opening Times
  • Mon: Open
  • Tue: Open
  • Wed: Closed
  • Thu: Only open during school holidays
  • Fri: Open
  • Sat: Open
  • Sun: Open

Summer: 1st April – 31st October
10am – 5pm (last entry 4:30pm).

Winter: 1st November – 31st March (the Walled Garden closes for the Winter during this time.)
10am – 4pm (last entry 3:30pm).

Ticket Prices
Tickets Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.00 £10.00
Child (4-16 years) £7.70 £7.00
Concession (Disabled persons, students, over 65's) £9.90 £9.00
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children) £30.80 £28.00
Family (1 adult, up to 3 children) £23.10 £21.00
Under 4's Free Free
Carers Free Free
Admission Fee

We receive no government funding which is why your entry fee is vital in helping us to maintain our fantastic programmes and preserving our unique heritage. This includes caring for our wonderful objects, sharing our history, running our community programmes and ensuring that Norton Priory Museum & Gardens can be enjoyed today and in the future.

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can choose to Gift Aid your admission which includes a voluntary contribution of 10%.* This means that we can reclaim 25% of the full ticket price back from the Government - helping your money go even further. For example, a Gift Aided adult ticket costing £10.45 means that we will actually receive £13.06.

*You can only donate Gift Aid if you pay income or capital gains tax in the UK. Your donations will qualify as long as they’re not more than 4 times what you have paid in tax in that tax year (6 April to 5 April).

Please contact us for group rates and tours. For great offers and year-round access, take a look at our membership options.

How to Find Us

From the M56, leave on Junction 11 following the A56 (Chester Road) then turn left onto the A558 (Daresbury Expressway). Take the second exit at the roundabout (A558) and then take the next exit for Norton Priory, following the brown attraction signage.

From the A562, take the A553 (Mersey Gateway Bridge) to the A558 (Daresbury Expressway). Following the brown attraction signage, take the exit towards Windmill Hill, then the second exit at the Manor Park Roundabout to Tudor Road. Continue along to Tudor Road and through the green gates.

There is a free visitor car park at the museum.

SAT NAV: Tudor Road, WA7 1SX or WA7 1BD

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