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

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

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

ALL HALLOWS’ EVE SPECIAL OPENING – Thursday 31st October 2019 from 6 – 9pm – FREE ADMISSION – St Nicholas Priory invites you to our special opening on the eve of All Hallows’.  Stand on the threshold of past, present and future on the last day of the pagan year, when the borders between the worlds are thin and magic is in the air.  Explore the seasonally decorated building, join a tour, follow the brass rubbing trail and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the priory.

IN THE SHADOW OF HASTINGS: TALES OF ANGLO-SAXONS AFTER THE CONQUEST – Sunday 10th November 2019 from 1.30 to 3pm – FREE ADMISSION – Help South Devon author Anna Chant tell the story of resistance to the Norman Conquest and discover the curious tale of a medieval ‘New England’

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