11th century venue for creative and cultural excellence in the 21st century.

Strategically important to William the Conqueror, a Tudor home following the dissolution, and a museum since 1916.

Travel through over nine centuries of Exeter’s history in the remaining two wings of St Nicholas Priory. Explore the monastic cellar, Tudor parlour, kitchen, bedroom and hall. 

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Small shop, including second hand books

Toilets, including disabled and baby-changing facilities.

Activities and events throughout the year – find out more here.


Unfortunately, the upper floors are not currently accessible for wheelchair users. 


St Nicholas Priory is on Mint Lane with walking access from Fore Street or Bartholomew Street West.

St Nicholas Priory, 
Mint Lane,
Off Fore St,

The nearest car park is Mary Arches Street, which is a five-minute walk.

Exeter Central train station is a ten-minute walk.

The bus station is a 15-minute walk with many buses stopping on the High Street which is ten minutes away.

Contact us:

For bookings click here.

To get in touch with the team email:

Or leave us a message on:
01392 276255

Office hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9-5pm.