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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

Mostly Madrigals Singers

On Saturday the 16th of December, the Mostly Madrigalssingers will be performing at the Birkenhead Priory,

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All-year activities

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Dressing Up

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.

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Hunt the Monk

Search the buildings to explore and investigate the site whilst tracking down our trail of minature monks.

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Grave rubbings

Explore the church yard and then make rubbings of the ancient gravestones of past Priors buried on the site.

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Tours

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.

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Views from St Mary's Tower

See some of the best views of Liverpool's famous waterfront from the top of the 25m tower.

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Interactive Trails

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.

Winter Opening Times

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

Facilities

Child friendly - families welcome!
On-site parking
Toilets
Bike racks
Dogs on leads welcome

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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