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Norton Priory Museum and Gardens

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Address: Tudor Road | Manor Park, Runcorn WA7 1SX, England
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+44 1928 569895
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12:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:00

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Would like to visit in summer

Lovely views over the abbey remains so you didn’t have to go outside on a cold day. Would like to visit in the summer to go to the walled gardens. The “video” on the St... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Oxford, England
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Oxford, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely views over the abbey remains so you didn’t have to go outside on a cold day. Would like to visit in the summer to go to the walled gardens. The “video” on the St Christopher statue wasn’t working when I visited. The undercroft is very atmospheric. Loved the display room on the ground floor but some things are mixed... More 

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1 Thank welaj
NortonPrioryMuseum, Manager at Norton Priory Museum and Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Welaj, Thank you for your review. Apologies for the lack of projections on the St Christopher statue on the day of your visit; they were actually being upgraded and an improved version will be on display from February. Thank you too for your points regarding the disabled parking spaces. The lack of access from these spaces to the entrance... More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to a carol concert led by the Runcorn Community Choir. This was our first trip to Norton Priory and it certainly didn't disappoint. The architecture is stunning and the recently built facilities around the ruins are fantastic. The programme was a delightful mix of traditional and modern, sung beautifully in the wonderfully atmospheric surroundings of the undercroft. We... More 

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Thank Rowland M
NortonPrioryMuseum, Manager at Norton Priory Museum and Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Rowland M, We're delighted you enjoyed the evening and liked the new museum. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Norton Priory More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had not been here since it was refurbished, its so much better couldnt believe it, Lesley on the reception was lovely and made us feel welcomed (Well Done Lesley!) we had picked a day when there wasnt many people visiting and we were running a bit late. Fabulous history of the Priory and upstairs fabulous views of the ruins, such... More 

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NortonPrioryMuseum, General Manager at Norton Priory Museum and Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Meg1598, Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Norton Priory More 

Liverpool
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We paid our first visit to Norton Priory since it re-opened after an extensive refurbishment. I loved the new atrium which is now the main entrance, light, spacious and airy, its uncluttered modernity beautifully complementing the stonework of the old priory. We came for the Christmas Fair, and it made a beautiful setting for the array of stalls selling food,... More 

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NortonPrioryMuseum, Manager at Norton Priory Museum and Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Deverestackpole, Thank you so much for your kind review - delighted you enjoyed the fair and liked the new museum. Kind regards, Norton Priory More 

Cheshire
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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Party of 4 went to the service which was advertised to last between 1600 -1800 which included time at the end for a cup of tea/coffee and a mince pie.The service and carols were very good but it only lasted 45 mins (approx). The rest of the time (75 mins approx) seemed to be allowed for you to have a... More 

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NortonPrioryMuseum, Manager at Norton Priory Museum and Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Cheshiretraveller062, Thank you for your feedback. We'll take that into account next year. I hope you were not too disappointed that the event was a little shorter than you anticipated. Kind regards, Norton Priory More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

On Thursday I visited Norton Priory with a few friends and we were delighted with it. There is a very good museum with many interactive displays about the excavated finds and the history of the priory. There is an extensive external excavation site and a large walled garden. Unfortunately it was raining very lightly so we did not spend a... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

First time I have been for about 30 years. The lady on reception was very friendly and the cafe and cafe staff were nice. The remains of the abbey are a little underwhelming although of great historical significance and while the woods were pleasant the signpost to a canal did not lead me to the canal. There was an interesting... More 

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NortonPrioryMuseum, Manager at Norton Priory Museum and Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Stebay66, Thank you for your review. We're sorry that you were made to feel unwelcome, particularly as the school group was in a public area rather than in the classrooms. However we do try and respect the schools privacy as far as we can but it sounds like we were overly protective on this occasion. I do hope you... More 

Runcorn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

A friend and I visited on a rainy mid-week day but undaunted we walked into the new visitor centre and received a very warm welcome. The exhibits and new viewing gallery served their purpose but were unimaginative in the way that information was displayed. With the amount of money spent I imagined monastic and/or Victorian tour guides, 3-D displays showing... More 

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Paihia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The new museum is built around the under croft part of the old priory. There are interactive displays and many pieces of archaeological finds which help to tell the story of the development of the priory and what happened after the dissolution. It is set within over 40 acres of green space so you can explore the walled garden and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Nice museum with an interesting history. The gardens are nice to walk around. Very peaceful. Excellent apple festival in October!

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