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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

Wirral Schools Charity Abseil

30 Jun 2016

On Thursday the 30th of June, Wirral Schools are invited to nominate a teacher and pupil to abseil down St Mary's Tower.

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Picnic in the Priory

2 Jul 2016

Family Picnic

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William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream

15 Jul 2016

As part of the Shakespeare 400 celebrations, Anvil Productions are bringing their exciting production of Shakespeare's, A Misdummer Night's Dream to the Birkenhead Priory.

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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.

Opening Times

Open Wed-Fri | 1pm to 5pm
Open Sat & Sun | 10am to 5pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday, including Bank Holidays


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 Birkehead 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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Learning & Communities

Planning a visit to the The Priory? Download this resource to help you get the most from your visit!

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