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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

School Trip Booking System Open for 2017

19 Apr - 28 Jul 2017

The Priory schools Booking system is now open for summer 2017.

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Wirral Schools Charity Abseil 2017

7 Jul 2017

On Friday the 7th of July, 15 Wirral Schools are invited to nominate a teacher and pupil of their choice to abseil down St Mary's Tower.

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Around the World in 80 Days

28 Jul 2017

Off the Ground theatre company will be bringing their summer production to the Priory for a unique evening of outdoor theatre.

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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.

Summer 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
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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