Norton Priory Museum and Gardens

Medieval undercroft at Norton Priory Museum & Gardens
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Norton Priory Museum & Gardens is an award winning museum, excavated medieval ruins, the spectacular St Christopher statue, the lovely Walled Garden and the extensive woodland and sculpture trail.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

1 April- 31 October
Museum Daily 1000-1700
Walled Garden 1200-1600

1 November- 31 March
Museum Daily 1200-1600
Walled Garden closed

Admission charges

Adult £6.75 (Standard price £6.10)
Concession £5.95 (Standard price £5.40)
Child £4.75 (Standard price £4.30)
Family £19.25 (Standard price £17.50)


  • English Heritage
  • Museums Association

Additional info

The Museum has displays and hands-on activities to explore the past 900 years since the foundation of the Augustinian Priory in 1134. The walled and woodland gardens provide a safe space for kids to run around, and for the whole family to enjoy the changing seasons together.
During the school holidays we have fun activities for the kids; always fun, always a bit different and always someone else clearing up the mess!

NEW IN 2014
See the colours of the medieval world recreated through projections on the giant St Christopher statue!
Multi-media guides interpreting 900 years of history.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Fine Art, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
St Christopher statue

Travelling Terrors; Shared Beliefs

  • 2 — 11 March 2018

600 years ago the St Christopher statue at Norton Priory protected pilgrims making the perilous journey across the Mersey. 300 years later and similar fears and beliefs led Chinese sailors to protect their ships with portable shrines. One such shrine was found floating in the sea near Guangzhou at the end of the 18th century following a terrible storm. This fascinating object, on loan from National Museums Liverpool will be on display at Norton Priory for the duration of the BBC Civilisations Festival. The display will be complemented by a day of lion dancing and dragon displays as well as arts and crafts for families on Sunday the 4th March.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Lion Dancing

Travelling terrors: Shared beliefs

  • 4 March 2018 11am-4pm

To celebrate the BBC Civilisations Festival, a day of lion dancing and dragon displays will complement the loan of an ornate Chinese portable shrine found floating in Guangzhou harbour in the late 18th century. There will also be arts and crafts for families.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Norton Priory Museum and Gardens
The Norton Priory Museum Trust
Tudor Road
Manor Park

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01928 569895


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