Educational tour of St Nicholas Priory

These educational tours provide an opportunity to explore the outside of St Nicholas Priory and the local precinct. The tour will involve some detective work to understand the layout of the buildings and its change to a Tudor Merchant house.

For family learners, home schooling – you must bring your own pencils and paper if you want to draw or take notes. Tour sessions will be led by our experienced education guides. The session will last about 25 mins but, of course, you may stay longer to finish any work.

Where will the tours start from?
Your tour guide will meet you in the garden next to St Nicholas Priory at your designated time.

What safety measures will be in place for the tours?

For the safety of the public and our staff we enforce a strict two metre social distancing policy and our tours are limited to a maximum of 6 people. All tour guides and volunteers are instructed to wear masks. All chairs and handrails are cleaned thoroughly before and after use. Hand sanitiser and disposable masks will also be available on request.

St Nicholas Priory is on Mint Lane with walking access from Fore Street or Bartholomew Street West.
The nearest car park is Mary Arches Street, which is a five-minute walk. Exeter Central railway 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.

Visitors are required to walk/stand for the duration of the outdoor tour but there is seating available for the presentation. The outdoor tour is fully accessible for wheelchair users. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access for our upstairs meeting room.

Our main block of toilets is currently closed due to building work. The toilet at Number 21 the Mint can be made available on request.

If you have any questions or concerns about the tour please email our buildings manager Abi on


Jul 14 2020


11:00 - 12:00



Box Office

Book Now