Norton Priory Museum and Gardens, Runcorn

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  • We called by after wondering what this place was about. It was quite fascinating. There was a tour guide available which was quite a new thing there apparently and he was brilliant. He was very inform...  more »
  • The biggest excavation monastery site in Europe sounds a bit dull; it is anything but. Start with the museum, built around what is regarded as the best Norman arch in Cheshire. The museum is full of a...  more »
  • The museum, café and other facilities are in a new building. The remains of the priory are neatly maintained and can be walked around. The garden is wooded and has some interesting walks. We have a fa...  more »
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  • Great place to visit either on your own or with friends and family. Been coming here many times over the years with the lottery funding defiantly improved the museum however the main attraction St. Christopher defiantly doesn't have the same effect and feeling he used too. Christopher is the main attraction and has defiantly been neglected a bit he needs to be in his own room again a wall needs to be put up around him so he's in a more dark atmosphere some cheap plaster board wouldn't cost a fortune however as he is now you can't see the projection or even hear the voice of the great Brian Blessed. Defiantly need to do something about it. However great place well worth a visit.
  • Wow. Loved this place. We had a children’s Easter 🐣 egg hunt. They have a great museum showing all of the history of the biggest archeological site in Europe. Interactive games and enough to keep the kids out of trouble. Get yourself down there . A great day out for the kids.👍🏾
  • A hidden gem. Wonderful museum, intetesting ruins, lovely grounds with a beautiful Walled Garden. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Cafe, toilets, shop,kids events, special events and parking. Highly reccomend.
  • An interesting venue that combines historic buildings and artifacts in a modern presentation. A morning well spent.
  • Excellent. Staff tried hard, and the place kept our interest in the 3 hours we were there. Unlike some other attractions, this is well worth the admission fee - there's plenty to see and do.
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