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Address: Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6NB, England
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+44 1702 212345
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Sun 11:00 - 15:30
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Located in the heart of Priory Park, Prittlewell Priory is a monastery just...

Located in the heart of Priory Park, Prittlewell Priory is a monastery just waiting to be discovered. With a visitor centre next door to stop by for a drink or snack, and surrounded by beautiful gardens, there is plenty to see and explore.

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I went to the priory today, it has been refurbished since my last visit (only open Saturdays and Sundays until May), The priory was founded by monks in the 12th century, but was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a small child I visited the Prittlewell Priory museum so many times It was full of old treasures, like old teddy bears, penny farthing bikes, just a hotchpotch of history & so many stufffed animals & birds. I loved it! Having recently visited with my friend's children it had changed so much. So much had been removed, it was... More 

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Thank hazelha
SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at Prittlewell Priory, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit to the Priory. We will pass your comments back to the curators for their future considerations. Kind regards, Promotion & Events Team (Libraries & Museums) More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the priory today, it has been refurbished since my last visit (only open Saturdays and Sundays until May), The priory was founded by monks in the 12th century, but was closed by Henry viii and the priory and lands sold. It passed between various families until 1922 when it became Southend's first museum. It was refurbished in... More 

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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Assistant at Prittlewell Priory, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Prittlewell Priory. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards, Promotion & Events Team Southend Libraries & Museums More 

Dumfries, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The member of staff who was working on the afternoon we visited was very helpful in fulling us in on the history of the place. It is a great place to spend a good couple of hours and interactive activities to keep the young (and not so young) amused. Exhibits were clearly marked and explained. As I hadn't long had... More 

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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Assistant at Prittlewell Priory, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we really appreciate all feedback given. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Prittlewell Priory, and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards, Promotion & Events Team (Southend Libraries & Museums) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Amongst the assets boasted by Priory Park is Prittlewell Priory. It is steeped in history which can be discovered through both beautiful and informative displays. Upstairs is most certainly worth a look too as the hall there is enhanced by voice/image displays creating a magical place for the imaginations of both young and old alike. Well worth a visit. Great... More 

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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion and Events Team at Prittlewell Priory, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of Prittlewell Priory. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Promotion and Events Team More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I lived in Southend in my youth but left nearly 50 years ago and I remember Priory Park well, but I have no memory of this place at all, so it was very interesting to see it. It has been beautifully restored and there is a lot to keep you interested for as long as you wish to stay. A... More 

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Thank Farmer_Terry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Lovely bit of history, things for children to do in different rooms, very educational in a fun way, lovely grounds, friendly staff.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

My friend and I took our children who are 6,5,and4 for a visit , we live locally and always go to the park , today the kids insisted on going into the priory to see the monks and stuffed animals , we were greater by a lovely lady called Cheryl who engaged with our children straight , she gave them... More 

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Thank Gill W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Beautiful building, fascinating history well presented - lots to see, great atmosphere, interested staff, some hands on activities for children, and beautiful gardens. Little on site café not always open though, which is a shame.

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We went to the Priory on the morning before we were returning there for a wedding later in the day. What a lovely house with amazing features! The gardens were lovely also. As a wedding venue it was also lovely, with the photographer having plenty of areas to use for taking pictures. Overall, a very enjoyable visit.

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Southend-on-sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

It is free easy to park in the park and just a short walk from the Priory. The friendly staff great you at the entrance and point you in the right direction. There is interesting items to look at on two levels. The building itself is interesting and has been well maintained. I recommend sitting for a few minutes to... More 

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