Norton Priory Museum & Gardens

Tudor Road
Manor Park

Tel: 01928 569 895

Fax: 01928 589 266

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£3.50 per ticket
Age 5+£2.70 per ticket
Concession£2.70 per ticket
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children)£10.00 per ticket

These prices reflect the fact that the actual Museum building & grounds are not currently open and will not reopen until after the redevelopment is complete in August 2016.
Group rates available for parties of 15 and above


PLEASE NOTE NORTON PRIORY IS NOW CLOSED FOR ITS £3.7m HLF REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT UNTIL AUGUST 2016. However, the Walled Garden and Halton Castle are open with new events and activities taking place all year round.

Walled Garden & Tea Room 12pm - 4pm daily
Halton Castle 12noon - 4pm weekends only from April - October
Museum Closed

When the Castle is open,residents of the Halton Castle Ward are able to visit for free and it is just £2 for general visitors. Joint tickets to Norton Priory Walled Garden are also available to visit both sites in one day.

Norton Priory in Runcorn has been a centre for the community since 1134. Today it provides a breath-taking historical setting and thriving natural environment which all ages can enjoy together.

The 38 acres of garden and woodland set among the archaeological remains of the Priory are a delight to explore acting as a haven for visitors and wildlife. With indoor activity rooms and a packed events programme there is always something new to enjoy and the perfect choice for a family day out.

The museum displays reveal a story of prosperity, struggle, decline and survival through the lives of the Augustinian Black Canons who lived at the Priory until the dissolution of the monasteries in 1536 and the Brooke family who lived on site for 400 years, only leaving in 1921. The Georgian Walled Garden features the national collection of Tree Quince, orchards and herb garden and is the perfect setting to enjoy the changing seasons.

The refectory café and tea rooms offer light bites, drinks and cakes while the gift shops have treats for all including plants and freshly grown garden produce.

There are picnic areas, free parking for cars and coaches and secure bike storage on site.



  • Accept Credit/Debit Cards
  • Coach Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Family Fun
  • Gift Shop
  • Groups accepted
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Parking (free)
  • Picnic Site
  • Schools Accepted
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wheel Chair Hire


  • Facility for service dogs

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Less than 30 minutes by car from Chester, Liverpool and Manchester. From M56, jct 11 turn for Warrington and follow the Norton Priory signs. From all other directions follow the "All other Runcorn Traffic" and then the Norton Priory Signs.**If you are visiting us using Sat Nav please use address, NOT postcode

Public Transport Directions

For further information, please call TRAVELINE, Public Transport Info, 0871 200 22 33



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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Recent Reviews:

  • abbey141
    Abergele, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Great day out.
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 23rd May 2019
    Group visit of 40. Museum full of artefacts and interesting interactive information. The woodlands at the rear of the museum were very peaceful and tranquil. great routes and the birdsong was... Read full review
  • unhappy7011
    cheshire england
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 2nd June 2019
    Visited last week. Site great. Walled garden lovely. Definitely worth another visit. Cafe appalling will take a pack lunch next time Read full review
  • Eamonn15
    Runcorn, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Great day out with loads of wildlife to see.
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 4th June 2019
    Fantastic day out. Saw the ranger looking at some bees and a lovely butterfly. A little oasis in the middle of Runcorn. Well worth a visit Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

* During the redevelopment, the Walled Garden & Tea Room will be open from 12noon -4pm daily.
Halton Castle will open at weekends from April 2016 through to October 2016.


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