St Nicholas Priory volunteers invite you to join them for International Women’s Day celebrations during our usual Sunday opening hours for a free guided tour of the priory centred around significant women in our history, from the Norman, Tudor and Victorian period.
Do come and join us to soak up the history of Exeter’s oldest building and this quiet corner of the city.
TOURS AT: 1:00 PM & 2:30 PM
Founded by William the Conqueror in 1087, St Nicholas Priory was home to Benedictine monks for over 400 years and is the oldest building in Exeter. In 1536, like other monasteries, it was closed and the remains became the home of wealthy Tudor merchants.
Directions: St Nicholas Priory is in Mint Lane with walking access from Fore Street or Bartholomew Street West.
The nearest car park is Mary Arches Street (5 mins). Parking at Smythen Street and Harlequin Shopping Centre is also available. Exeter Central railway station (10 mins). The bus station is a 15-minute walk away with many buses stopping on the High Street (1o mins).
Access: Unfortunately, only the ground floor of our building is wheelchair-accessible.
Facilities: Accessible loos and nappy-changing facilities.
If you have any questions or concerns about your visit, please email [email protected]