St Nicholas Priory will be closed to the public until further notice. We look forward to welcoming visitors again as soon as it is safe to do so.

Exeter’s oldest building: where heritage, culture and creativity meet. Explore 900 years of Exeter’s history in the medieval priory turned Tudor home, and join us for our plays, concerts and events.

Wonderful Windows Competition

In the windows to the right of the fireplace in the Great Hall are two round panels of stained glass. One shows the coat of arms of Battle Abbey, the other shows the coat of arms of Henry VIII. On the left of the fireplace, only one of the circles has been filled with stained glass; the other one has been left empty – and no one seems to know why…

We would like to invite you to come up with your own design for this window in 2021. Find out more...