Priory House Heritage Centre

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Located within a 13th century building, Priory House Heritage Centre boasts a range of things to see and do. Take in a snap shop of a historical era, enjoy a delicious snack, lunch or afternoon tea in the award winning tea rooms. Shop for local crafts and gifts or take part in a special event.

Don't miss the Medieval Dunstable exhibition, to discover why the town was a jewel in the Royal Medieval Crown, attracting many royal visitors over the centuries. Discover the wealth and importance of Dunstable Priory, including the churches, manors, granges and even lead mines it owned, as far away as Derbyshire. Or why not use an audio guide to hear about the Hidden Priory and the grade I* listed Priory Church?

Priory House is also an educational resource, home of the local archive and base for the Dunstable and District Local History Association. Priory House is available for school and group visits for adults and children alike. To make a booking or discover more about group visits please telephone (01582) 891420.

Annual events include Classic Motor Rally and History Day. The town of Dunstable is also well known for its annual Summer of Music events. Visit

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Archive, Sacred space

Opening hours

Mon to Sat, 10.00-16:00

Closed: Sunday

Admission charges


Unlike a museum, the display will not be collection based, although some artifacts will be on show. It will focus on the town history, including the Romans, Henry I and Henry VIII.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Industry, Photography, Religion, Social History, Weapons and War

Priory House Heritage Centre
33 High Street South




(01582) 891420

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