NEW Monday Opening 10am-4pm
St Nicholas Priory is excited to open up for you on Mondays! 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!
We have completely Covid-secured the building and ask you to wear face coverings, stick to social-distancing rules, and adhere to government guidelines. Please follow our stewards’ instructions when in the building, and be prepared to wait outside until we have ensured social distancing can be guaranteed and it is safe for you and yours to enter.
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.