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Norton Priory Museum & Gardens is the ideal environment for inspirational educational visits, with an award-winning museum, excavated ruins and the lovely Walled Garden.
Use all your senses to explore the outdoors and learn about growing healthy fruit and vegetables
Search for the variety of life in the Walled Garden collecting minibeasts.
Collect and observe pond life in its natural habitat through a practical pond dipping session.
The Victorian Garden
Investigate the ‘goings on’ in the garden with the Brooke family gardener
Go on a history adventure around the museum.
Toys And Noise
A lively session about the toys children played with in the past.
Rub A Dub Dub
Our laundry maid will invite the children to help her with the weekly wash using dolly tubs, dollies, wash boards and old-fashioned elbow-grease!
Canons & Kings
Step back to Medieval times and explore daily life in the Priory and how the Church affected daily life, before moving on to Henry VIII and the dissolution of the Monasteries.
19th Century Change
This interactive session explores how life changed at Norton Priory and in the surrounding area during the 19th Century.
Smaller group tours of Halton Castle, looking at the historical background and the location of the Castle are available on request.
Tour the sculpture trail looking at artistic inspiration and use of materials.