All Hallows’ Eve – Halloween – Samhain
St Nicholas Priory invites you to our special opening on the eve of All Hallows’!
Stand on the threshold of past, present and future on the last day of the pagan year, when the borders between the worlds are thin and magic is in the air. Explore the seasonally decorated building, join a tour, and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Priory.
Admission is free, donations welcome. To donate, please click here
Do come and join us to soak up the history of Exeter’s oldest building and this quiet corner of the city.
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.
This event has FREE admission, but donations are gratefully received through our donation button: click here!
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).
Unfortunately, only the ground floor of our building is wheelchair-accessible.
Accessible loos and nappy-changing facilities.
If you have any questions or concerns about your visit, please email our buildings manager email@example.com.