Birkenhead Priory is a unique family outing – experience the history, wonder and beauty of this 850 year old site.
Get into the spirit with our historical dressing-up box. Including Medieval, Civil War, World War One and Tudor style costumes. A fab family Photo opportunity.
Search the buildings to explore and investigate the site whilst tracking down our trail of minature monks.
Explore the church yard and then make rubbings of the ancient gravestones of past Priors buried on the site.
Book a tour of the site or come along and chat to out friendly staff and volunteers who are happy to show your around the site.
See some of the best views of Liverpool's famous waterfront from the top of the 25m tower.
Explore, learn and have fun following our topical digital trails on your phone or tablet.
Birkenhead Priory with a history including royalty, the birth of a city, and a religious life, the priory is the gateway to understanding how the Wirral grew over almost 1,000 years.
Open Wed-Fri | 12 noon to 4pm
Open Sat & Sun | 10am to 4pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday, including Bank Holidays
Please note this will change to Summer schedule when the clocks change
Child friendly - families welcome!
Dogs on leads welcome
The Chapter House is owned by the Church of England and is part of Birkenhead Priory Parish in the Diocese of Chester. The Priory Parish, which takes its name of the Priory, also includes Christ the King, Beckwith Street (previously known as St. Anne's Church). The parish covers the town centre and surrounding housing (population 11,105). Some work was carried out in the Chapel several years ago to provide a m...Find out more
A number of FREE family friendly Discovery Trails are now available on site to help you explore the Priory. You can download the website and digital trails staright onto your smart phone or tablet. The digital trails will allow you to creatively explore the site and independently investigate the 850 year old history of Birkenhead Priory.