Scroll indicator

Birkenhead Priory is a unique family outing – experience the history, wonder and beauty of this 850 year old site.

More info

Upcoming Events

School Trip Booking System Open for 2017

1 Feb - 28 Jul 2017

The Priory schools Booking system is now open for 2017.

Find out more

Guided Tours

1 Feb - 30 Jul 2017

Come along and explore the Priory with the help of the welcoming staff and volunteers.

Find out more

Travellers Through Time - Viking School-

5 - 6 Apr 2017

This Spring Break Travellers Through Time will be bringing their Viking School to the priory for 2 days of Viking inspired activities.

Find out more

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.

Winter Opening Times

Open Wed-Fri | 12noon to 4pm
Open Sat & Sun | 10am to 4pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday, including Bank Holidays
Closed January 2017


Child friendly - families welcome!
On-site parking
Bike racks

A place for modern day worship

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

Having lived in the Wirral for over 30 years, what a treat it was to finally visit the birthplace of Birkenhead. I was intrigued to discover that the Birkenhead Priory is the oldest standing building in Merseyside and it truly is a joy to behold, the small place with a big history. How lucky are we to be custodians of Wirral's hidden gem. A must visit attraction.

What a fantastic place! I loved learning about the history, and all the different eras the priory lived through while the family had a picnic in the sun.

Learning & Activities