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Norton Priory Museum & Gardens

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Tudor Road
Manor Park
Runcorn
Cheshire

Tel: 01928 569895

Norton Priory Gardens

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Concession - Standard Ticket£5.95 concession
Adult - Includes Gift Aid£7.40 adult
Adult - Standard Ticket£6.70 adult
Child - Includes Gift Aid£5.25 child
Child - Standard Ticket£4.75 child
Concession - Includes Gift Aid£6.55 concession
Family - Includes Gift Aid£21.20 family
Family - Standard Ticket£19.25 family
Group Rate£5.00 one person

Group tours are available for £25 and include the Museum & Priory ruins; or the Georgian Walled Garden and orchard. We can offer specialist tours or tailor tours for your group – please get in contact to discuss.

About

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens is a fascinating combination of historical, archaeological and natural beauty. With Medieval monastic ruins, a large Georgian walled garden, and acres of gardens, woodland walks, pear and apple orchards, as well as the National Collection of Tree Quince (Cydonia Oblonga).

The Museum opened in August 2016 following a major renovation thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund. New exhibitions tell the 900 year story of the site and the people who lived there. It is also home to the giant Saint Christopher statue. Made of sandstone, 12 feet tall and dating from the late 1300s, it has been described as one of the largest and most impressive examplesof sculpture surviving from the fourteenth century. 

The Museum's Brooke Cafe serves a range of hot and cold meals and snacks. Open 10am - 5pm (1 March to 31 October) or 11am - 4pm (1 November to 29 February). 

Built in the 18th century by the Brooke family who owned and lived at Norton Priory from 1545 to the 1920's, the beautiful 2 1/2 acre walled garden features a restored rose walk, colour borders, soft fruit, fruit trees, herb garden, ice house and sculpture trail. Plants and produce including jams and juices are sold at the Gardener's Cottage at the entrance to the garden. There is a Tea Room in the courtyard to the side of the garden.

Set in the relaxing surroundings of the Walled Garden courtyard, the tea room offers teas and coffees, homemade ice-cream and cakes. The courtyard is also where the famous Norton Priory Ale is brewed. Open 10am - 5pm (1 March to 31 October)
the Tea Room is closed from 1 November - 29 February.

Events on throughout the year. 

Information for Groups:

Group rates for the whole site from August 2016 onwards are £5 per person with tours at £25 per tour. Tours of the museum and ruins, or the walled garden, are available. Tours with the Head Gardener or Curatorial staff can be arranged upon request. Opening times until the end of March 2017, 11am – 4pm. April to end October 10am – 5pm. However, tours can be arranged at any time but a surcharge may apply for evening bookings.

TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    154
  • Very Good
    47
  • Average
    16
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    1

Recent Reviews:

  • Natasha G
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Very impressive
    4 of 5 stars
    18/08/2017
    I'my was the first time I have ever been and the staff were more than pleasant upon arrival and were more than helpful, telling us facts about the old priory. You can walk around the ruins and... Read full review
  • John H
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Very Interesting
    5 of 5 stars
    13/08/2017
    First visit and we were very impressed. The staff were very informative on arrival. There is lots to see and learn about the history of the site. The Museum exhibits tell the story of the site... Read full review
  • Hev57
    Warrington, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Really Pleasant Day
    5 of 5 stars
    09/08/2017
    Been meaning to visit this place for ages and finally got round to it. Entrance to Museum is a little expensive but worth it if your into that sort of thing. You can enjoy the semi natural woodland... Read full review

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Facilities

Attraction Facilities

  • All Weather Attraction

Provider Features

  • Marketing Cheshire Member
  • Outdoor Attraction

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - There are a few steps/rough areas that are unsuitable for wheelchair users
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Provider Facilities

  • Civil Weddings
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Special Offers

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From M56, jct 11, turn for Warrington and follow brown Norton Priory signs. All other directions follow 'All other runcorn Traffic' and then the brown Norton Priory signs.

Located on Tudor Road. 

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Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousMC Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2016 MC Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2016 2016

Opening Times

2017 Main Season (Museum & Walled Garden Open 10am - 5pm) (1 Mar 2017 - 31 Oct 2017)
DayTimes
Monday10:0017:00*
Tuesday10:0017:00*
Wednesday10:0017:00*
Thursday10:0017:00*
Friday10:0017:00*
Saturday10:0017:00*
Sunday10:0017:00*
Bank Holiday10:0017:00*
2017 Low Season (Museum Open 11am - 4pm, Walled Garden closed) (1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018)
DayTimes
Monday12:0016:00*
Tuesday12:0016:00*
Wednesday12:0016:00*
Thursday12:0016:00*
Friday12:0016:00*
Saturday12:0016:00*
Sunday12:0016:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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