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

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Upcoming Events

Christmas at the Priory

12 - 23 Dec 2016

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all from the Birkenhead Priory staff and Volunteers. The Priory is open for visitors this Christmas season until Friday the 23rd of December.

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Guided Tours

14 - 23 Dec 2016

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

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Priory Closure

24 Dec 2016 - 31 Jan 2017

The Birkenhead Priory will be closed throughout January 2017 for routine maintenance work.

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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...

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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.

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