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Norton Priory Museum and Gardens

Nearly a millennium ago, Norton Priory was home to a community of Augustinian canons, whose purpose was to centre their lives on God. Today, Norton Priory is a unique and enthralling place to escape from modern life.

This multi-award winning site is an historical gem and a haven for wildlife. Friendly and helpful staff help visitors to discover the 38 acres of beautiful and peaceful gardens and the fascinating museum galleries.

The Museum Gallery tells the story of exciting history from medieval Priory to Brooke family home.

St Christopher Gallery

The St Christopher Gallery houses the museum's giant St Christopher statue, at 3.37 metres tall the world class statue is the largest medieval stone figure in Britain, and it shows just how impressive medieval sculpture could be.

The Priory has a stunning Grade 1 listed Undercroft.

The Brooke family developed the tranquil, woodland gardens, whose pathways are still in use and give access to the recreated streamglade and rock garden. The grounds, bounded by the historic Bridgewater Canal, are home to a rich variety of wildlife, especially birds and insects.

Walled Garden

The peaceful and relaxing two and a half acre Walled Garden was built between 1757 and 1770 by the Brooke family as a kitchen garden to provide fresh produce and flowers for the Norton Priory mansion. Close by is the ice house.

Produce from the Walled Garden is on sale seasonally, and the surplus is made in to delicious preserves and pickles which are on sale all year round.

General Information:

  • Café
  • Under 5s play area
  • Shops
  • Facilities for those with special needs
  • Free wheelchair hire
  • Free car parking
  • Fantastic family friendly events - see website for details
  • Farmer's markets - see website for details

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From M56, junc. 11 turn for Warrington and follow brown Norton Priory signs.

By Public Transport
Contact Halton Borough Coucil's Neighbourhood Travel Team on 0800 1953 173 or e-mail ntt@halton.gov.uk or log on to www.halton.gov.uk/transport.

Please use ADDRESS not postcode if navigating with sat-nav.

Norton Priory Museum and Gardens Postcode for SatNav:


+44 (0)1928 569 895

Tudor Road
Manor Park

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