Exeter Historic Building Trust (EHBT) exists to preserve for the benefit of the people of Exeter buildings and other structures in and around the city of particular beauty or of historic or architectural merit.
EHBT was founded in 1996 to rescue the former refectory wing of the 11th century Benedictine monastery of St Nicholas Priory.
For more about events at St Nicholas Priory and to subscribe to our mailing list visit www.nicholaspriory.com
St Nicholas Priory – SUNDAY OPENINGS from 1 to 4pm – FREE ADMISSION
LECTURE: ‘EUROPE AND THE PERPENDICULAR STYLE’ by JOHN GOODALL – Friday 6th September 2019 at 5.30pm. As a special ‘thank you’ to National Lottery players, we have 5 pairs of free tickets to give away for our next lecture in September. Our partners at Exeter University have generously donated 10 tickets to ‘Europe and the perpendicular style’ by John Goodall, the Architectural Editor of Country Life magazine.
To claim your free tickets, please bring 5 lottery tickets to Exeter Ticket Information Centre. First come, first served.
A DEMONSTRATION OF TUDOR COOKING AND RECIPES IN TH PRIORY KITCHEN – Sunday 8th September 2019 from 1 to 4 pm – FREE ADMISSION
ANNUAL HANDOVER CEREMONY WITH THE LORD MAYOR IN ATTENDANCE – Friday 13th September 2019 from 11am to 1pm – FREE ADMISSION – Our annual ceremony celebrating the handover of St Nicholas Priory to Exeter Historic Buildings trust.
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS – Friday 13th September to Sunday 22nd September 2019 – FREE ADMISSION
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September – from 11am to 4pm
Monday 16th to Saturday 21st September – Guided tours at 3pm. Friday 20th September will also see the Creative Llama Music School Open Day from 11am to 5pm
Sunday 22nd September – Exeter is initiating an exciting Heritage Haiku project where visitors are encouraged to write a haiku when visiting – this should be inspired by the building. The idea is to collect their output on a pin board and post online.
LUNCHTIME TALK by NIGEL PLATT – ‘A CHEAPE PIECE OF MAGNIFICENCE’: DECORATIVE PLASTERWORK AT THE PRIORY AND BEYOND – Wednesday 25th September 2019 at 1pm – South West England is immensely rich in decorative plasterwork from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. A distinct local tradition grew up in the period and produced plaster ceilings, overmantels and friezes of a variety and an abundance not seen in other parts of England. Using the plasterwork from St Nicholas Priory as a starting point, this illustrated talk by Nigel Pratt will focus on the decorative plaster tradition and how this fitted in with the wider developments in architecture. For tickets visit www.nicholaspriory.com or www.ticketsource.co.uk or phone Exeter Ticket Information on 01392 665 885.
TIME TRAVEL EVENING TOURS – Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th September 2019 at 6.30pm – Join us for a journey back in time to explore the rich past of the Priory building and its place in Exeter’s ever-changing history as told by real characters. This is a partnership tour between Exeter Cathedral and St Nicholas Priory. Tickets £15 – For more information and booking visit www.ticketsource.co.uk
LUNCHTIME TALK by KATE OSBORNE – EXETER’S ELIZABETHAN IMMIGRANTS – Tuesday 29th October at 1pm – Sixteenth Century Exeter was a thriving port city with contacts across the south-west as well as with London, Europe and the wider world. Dr Kate Osborne explains how exploration of local archives has shone light on the lives of people not born in England who made Elizabethan Exeter their home. For tickets visit www.ticketsource.co.uk
LUNCHTIME TALK by IAN VARNDELL – SAINT’S REST: EXETER DISSENTERS AND THEIR GRAVEYARD – Wednesday 27th November at 1pm at 21 The Mint – Tickets £5 from www.ticketsource.co.uk
Booked GUIDED TOURS for groups – For more information see www.nicholaspriory.com
DEVON & EXETER MEDICAL SOCIETY partners with EHBT to provide an opening exhibition as part of the visitor attraction