Exeter Historic Building Trust (EHBT) exists to preserve for the benefit of the people of Exeter and the nation 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

CONFERENCES – Our dedicated conference room is one of the most unique and special spaces in Exeter. Ideal for workshops, training and meetings, cabaret or lecture style, we can accommodate your needs.  For more information visit www.nicholaspriory.com

St Nicholas Priory – SUNDAY OPENINGS from 1 to 4pm – FREE ADMISSION

SUBSTANCE AND SHADOW present WALKING WITH GOD – Tuesday 19th to Friday 29th November 2019 – A spine-chilling, dark original play by Midge and Rosie Mullin set against the backdrop of the terrifying Jack The Ripper murders that took place in Whitechapel in 1888.  Centring around the investigation of a genuine Ripper suspect who was incarcerated at Exeter Digby Mental Asylum, Walking With God is a reimagining of the frequently told Ripper story. Exploring elements of alleged corruption and deceit the play provides a unique perspective on the unsolved murders that took place in 1888 and serves up a spine chilling twist in the inimitable style of Substance and Shadow Theatre! Tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk

A DEMONSTRATION OF TUDOR COOKING AND RECIPES IN THE PRIORY KITCHEN – Sunday 24th November 2019 from 1pm to 4pm – Join us during our usual Sunday opening for a Tudor treat!  Come along and enjoy a demonstration of Tudor cooking and have the chance to taste the results during your visit  FREE ADMISSION

LUNCHTIME TALK by IAN VARNDELL – SAINT’S REST: EXETER DISSENTERS AND THEIR GRAVEYARD – Wednesday 27th November at 1pm at 21 The Mint – Biographies of many of the people and families buried in the graveyard have been pieced together by an enthusiastic Research Group and Dr Ian Varndell, the Exeter Dissenters’ Graveyard Trust’s (EDGT) Honorary Treasurer, will talk about the history of the site, the renovation work that has been carried out, and will give an insight into a few of the individuals buried and commemorated in the graveyard.  Tickets £5 from www.ticketsource.co.uk

ST NICHOLAS FAYRE and FEAST OF GIVING – Friday 6th December 2019 from 11am to 5pm – The medieval tradition of Exeter’s St Nicholas Fayre is brought back to life at St Nicholas Priory on St Nicholas Day.  Join us and browse the charity stalls, find the perfect stocking filler and learn about the various traditions of St Nicholas Day.  Activities and refreshments available throughout the day.

HUMBUG! – Thursday 12th December 2019 to Tuesday 24th December 2019 – Wandering Tiger’s Humbug! An atmospheric and immersive Christmas experience taking place throughout Exeter’s oldest building. Join Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey through past, present and future in this theatrical reimagining of Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story A Christmas Carol.  Following a sell-out run last year, Humbug! returns to the Priory this December. Expect live music, video projections and plenty of festive cheer!  Recommended age 8+  Tickets 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