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.


St Nicholas Priory – Sunday Openings Suspended

St Nicholas Priory will be closed to the public until further notice. We look forward to welcoming visitors again as soon as it is safe to do so. 

In the meantime please visit the St Nicholas Priory website for updates or subscribe to the mailing list at www.nicholaspriory.com

Even when St Nicholas Priory is closed you can still explore the building. Check out these 360° images from Creation Graphics www.nicholaspriory.com/visit-us/

St Nicholas Priory receives lifeline grant from the Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

St Nicholas Priory is one of 445 heritage organisations across the country set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government to help them through the coronavirus pandemic thanks to the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. The Culture Recovery Fund is provided by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport and administered at arms length by Historic England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The Priory will receive a total of £42,700. This money will pay for essential repairs, some development work; equally importantly, the grant enables Exeter Historic Buildings Trust to retain its part-time staff until the end of March.