Heritage Open Days
11 and 12 September (1-4pm)
18 and 19 September (1-4pm)
Free guided tours, no booking required.
This year’s Heritage Open Days are sponsored by our All’s Well community partnership with St David’s Community Centre and Devon & Exeter Medical Heritage Trust.
We are also very excited about our joint programme of activities:
Saturday, 11th Sept: Northernhay Gardens guided
walking tour (St David’s Community Centre). For detailed info, please click here
Sunday, 12th Sept: Guided Veitch Lamp Post walking
trail (St David’s Community Centre). For detailed info, please click here
Sunday, 12th Sept: “We Are What We Eat!” A writing workshop for Edible Exeter. For detailed info, please click here
Sunday, 12th Sept: “Herbal Remedies and Medical Tools” (Devon & Exeter Medical Heritage Trust at St Nicholas Priory). For detailed info, please here
Monday, 13th until Sunday 19th Sept: Our New St David’s guided walking trail (St David’s Community Centre). For detailed info, please click here
Friday, 17th Sept: St Nicholas Priory at Powderham Castle: Tudor Cooking (Powderham Castle, ttbc)
Saturday, 18th Sept: “Everything We Need is
Here!” – Drop-by wellness market (St David’s Community Centre) For detailed info, please click here
Sunday, 19th Sept: Tudor Cooking with Sally Dyer
as part of Edible Exeter (St Nicholas Priory). For detailed info, please click here
About St Nicholas Priory
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.