The most excavated monastic site in Europe, Norton Priory is home to a redeveloped museum displaying thousands of objects from Tudor shoes to a medieval statue of St Christopher.

The museum at Norton Priory displays one of the most significant archaeological collections of monastic remains in the UK, crowned by a 12-foot 14th-century statue of St Christopher. Since its redevelopment in 2016 the museum boasts four times the number of objects than previously, as well as interactive displays and videos.

The site also includes medieval ruins, a 12th-century undercroft restored to its former glory after extensive conservation work and a beautiful 2.5-acre Georgian walled garden with fruit trees, a herb garden and rose walk.

Home to the National Collection of Tree Quince, it is surrounded by a pear orchard, wildflower meadow and woodland.

Norton Priory Museum and Gardens

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens, Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1SX

01928 569895


Opening times

10am – 5pm

11am – 4pm

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