Birkenhead Priory is an ideal place to visit for families, small enough so you can't get lost but big enough to have fun exploring.

- The small place with a big history.-

The Priory offers a unique FREE Family Friendly offer.


Paper Trails

Our Disovery Trails are child friendly, so you can let them loose to discover the history for themselves. You can explore the artefacts across the site by visiting the Refectory, Chapter House, Great Hall and the small museum in the Undercoft, or look around the medieval remians to locate the many stone masons marks.



Young people and their families have explored Birkenhead priory by making Minecraft models and inventing stories. Children made papercraft models of Minecraft blocks and characters and used them to create stories and digital animations. Block stories was devised and delivered by Lucy Fiori, Neil Winterburn and Alex Germains.

Follow this link to see how you can be inspired to create your own Priory Minecrafting magic https://blockstoriesblog.wordpress.com

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There are a selection of Historical Costumes that show key moments in the Priory's history including Medieval, Tudor, Civil War and World War one that all provide great family photo opportunities.


Grave Rubbings

You can investigate the gravestones in the Cloister, The Victorian graveyard and the Chapterhouse and then make rubbings of them to take home in the Refectory.

"The activities for the family are great and fun was has by all. It's a great place to bring a picnic as there is plenty of run around space."