Prittlewell Priory

Prittlewell Priory
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Prittlewell Priory was founded in the 12th Century, and subsequently underwent a fascinating history under different owners before being presented to the town as a museum by R. A. Jones in 1917.

We are currently in the process of developing and renovating the Museum, and therefore visiting times and access are currently limited.

Venue Type:

Museum, Sacred space, Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

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Opening hours

Tues - Sat
10.00 - 15.30

Sundays
11.00 - 15.30

Please check website for Bank Holiday openings

Admission charges

Free admission

Getting there

By Car
Prittlewell Priory is located within Priory Park, on Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea. Driving on the A127 towards Southend (on Princes Avenue), turn right onto Victoria Avenue at the Cuckoo Corner roundabout. Take the next left (following the brown signs) into Priory Park. The free car park is to your right. On leaving the car, the Priory is a one minute walk, following the entrance road into the park.
Disabled parking is available beside Priory Visitor Centre: Instead of turning right into the main car park, follow the road straight (through bollards and into a more pedestrian area). You will see two parking spaces on your left, beside the Visitor Centre.

By Rail
The nearest station is Prittlewell, on the Liverpool Street line from London. It is a ten minute walk to Prittlewell Priory.

By Bus
Multiple bus routes run regularly from Victoria Avenue.

Collection details

Archaeology, Natural Sciences, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport

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.
Priory

Priory Tours

  • 23 July — 3 September 2016 *on now

Discover the fascinating world of the Monks of Prittlewell Priory with a Saturday tour this summer.

Why did they wear black? What did they eat? Why did they use sign language?

The tour gives you a glimpse into the life and world of the monks and includes a look at the remaining site – weather permitting!

This is an opportunity to explore part of the rich history of Southend.

Tours begin from the Priory Visitor Centre. Booking essential. Although tours are primarily aimed at an adult audience, children are welcomed and can count a tour towards one of the activities on their Museum Explorer Passport.

Every Saturday from Saturday 23rd July - Saturday 3rd September 2016

11am - 12:30 pm & 3pm - 4:30pm

Tickets £5 (adults) | £4 (children) | Booking essential via: www.eventbrite.co.uk

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 16-17

Admission

Tickets: £5 (adults) | £4 (children)
Booking essential via: www.southendlam.eventbrite.com

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/prittlewell-priory-tours-tickets-26370431671

Getting there

By Car
Prittlewell Priory is located within Priory Park, on Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea. Driving on the A127 towards Southend (on Princes Avenue), turn right onto Victoria Avenue at the Cuckoo Corner roundabout. Take the next left (following the brown signs) into Priory Park. The free car park is to your right. On leaving the car, the Priory is a one minute walk, following the entrance road into the park.
Disabled parking is available beside Priory Visitor Centre: Instead of turning right into the main car park, follow the road straight (through bollards and into a more pedestrian area). You will see two parking spaces on your left, beside the Visitor Centre.

By Rail
The nearest station is Prittlewell, on the Liverpool Street line from London. It is a ten minute walk to Prittlewell Priory.

By Bus
Multiple bus routes run regularly from Victoria Avenue.

Prittlewell Priory
Priory Park
Victoria Avenue
Southend-on-Sea
Essex
SS2 6NB
England

Website

www.southendmuseums.co.uk/priory/priory.htm

Priory history and geophysics survey

www.southendmuseums.co.uk/priory/prioryhist1.htm

E-mail

museums@southend.gov.uk

Telephone

01702 212190

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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