A Tudor Christmas – Re-enactment with Sir Christmas

On 26th and 27th November we are hosting the re-enactment group Commotion Times led by historian Dr Ed Fox. The priory will turn into a house preparing for Christmas in the 1540s, with a special appearance of Sir Christmas to be expected. Our Tudor friends will be making kissing boughs, pomanders, decorating the Yule log and preparing a feast, with music and activities for all. Come and join us for a very special festive occasion!

Refreshments available.

This event has FREE admission, and suggested donations of £5.00 per person are gratefully received on the day, or through our donation button: click here!

No booking required.

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.

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 manager@nicholaspriory.com



Nov 26 - 27 2022


11:00 - 17:00




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