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Norton Priory Museum and Gardens

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I have to admit i had never heard of Norton Priory until last week, and was amazed at what a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
north west
Hidden gem

I've lived in Runcorn for 42 years and never once visited here ..however I thought it was about... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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Tudor Road | Manor Park, Runcorn WA7 1SX, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have to admit i had never heard of Norton Priory until last week, and was amazed at what a wonderful place it is. The staff are superb , they are so helpful and welcoming Great for all the families irrespective of the weather, there...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've lived in Runcorn for 42 years and never once visited here ..however I thought it was about time we went, we were not disappointed..feel guilty for not going earlier now...entry fee reasonable, so much history, you can even get married there, nice little cafe,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my daughter here today, and we had a great time. There’s so much do, today there was a gingerbread man theme with a walk through the woods to find the gingerbread man. There’s so much to do, we didn’t even do it all....More

Thank Clare-Watson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Norton Priory is a lovely day out, there is a smallish museum part with really informative displays, there are puzzles and interactive displays for the kids (and grown ups!) The gardens and woods are fantastic, it's a really easy walk for anyone who worries about...More

Thank foranmichelle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends were visiting us from Yorkshire and we had been looking at different places to take them to visit. I was on the computer looking to visit places nearer home in Widnes and Norton Priory came up. Unfortunately we haven't lived here that long...More

Thank Smado
NortonPrioryMuseum, Manager at Norton Priory Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Smado, Thank you for your lovely and detailed review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Norton Priory

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Norton Priory for the first time since the renovation of the museum and what a lovely space it is. The modernisation is very tasteful and really complements the historic site rather than detracting from it. The ruins are fascinating and it's not hard...More

Thank oward90
NortonPrioryMuseum, Manager at Norton Priory Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear oward90, Thank you for your honest and helpful review. We are delighted that for the most part you had a good day out but are of course disappointed that the café failed to impress. The café is an innovative training venue run by the...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018

Visited here today with my teenage son as it was free entry as it was taking part in the lost castles event. Well..it is hidden away at the end of a trading estate and you just wouldn't know that it was there! It was busy...More

Thank maudkidd
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Very interesting & informative museum. Lovely walks through grounds & woods, we even spotted a fox. Interesting visit to the walled garden, volunteers were very helpful & explained about the different plants within the garden. Visited the small cafe for tea & cake which was...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We have lived in Cheshire all our lives and last visited Norton Priory in the 1970s but have only recently visited now it's been rejuvenated - we used our Gardeners World 2 for 1 card which made it good value at £7.95 for 2. You...More

1  Thank MrandMrsRo
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

More than just a museum. You get the added bonus of seeing the walled gardens. We go regularly as a family as we live nearby. The staff and volunteers work hard to keep the gardens maintained which is refreshing as a lot of places are...More

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Christopher M
9 April 2018|
Response from Julie A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Christopher. There are public footpath signs from the Priory, and there is also the canal very close by where you can walk a good long way. It may be worth you contacting a Ramblers group if you need a proper walking... More
15 June 2017|
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Response from NortonPrioryMuseum | Property representative |
Dear Ashlands20, Yes, there are plenty of places to picnic. We have some picnic benches near to the replica bell, close to the ruins and more in the nearby orchard. In the Walled Garden there are some tables and chairs under... More
Hayley L
2 June 2016|
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Response from NortonPrioryMuseum | Property representative |
Dear Hayley L, Apologies for the delay getting back to you - I must have missed the alert. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed in the walled garden itself but there is woodland, orchards and wildflower meadows to walk the... More