Children’s Outdoor 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.

These tours are booked with a group ticket admitting up to 5 people. There are two guides for these tours, so two groups can book for each time slot. You can choose to start at 11am or at 12-noon when booking on Ticketsource. There are two dates available, the 6th and the 13th April.

This event is aimed at school children and families – if you’d like to book a tour of St Nicholas Priory for a group (up to 5), please click this link.

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.

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 tour.

Our main block of toilets is currently closed.

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

Hourly Schedule

Educational Tours

11am - 12
Tour 1
With Guide 1
11am - 12
Tour 2
With Guide 2
12 - 1pm
Tour 3
With Guide 1
12 - 1pm
Tour 4
With Guide 2


Apr 06 2021


11:00 - 13:00

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St Nicholas Priory
Mint Lane, Off Fore Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3BL
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