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

Our Sunday openings from 1pm – 4pm offer an opportunity to explore Exeter’s oldest building in small groups of up to six people.

We will be hosting a variety of Christmas activities throughout December:

Christmas card drawing – 6th, 13th and 20th December

Tudor Christmas Cooking demonstration – 13th December

Tudor games – 27th December

For more information and to book visit www.nicholaspriory.com

Exeter Historic Buildings Trust – Trustee Vacancy

Are you passionate about heritage and historic buildings? Would you like to work with a vibrant and forward-thinking organisation working to preserve Exeter’s historic fabric? Exeter Historic Buildings Trust currently has a vacancy for a trustee following the retirement of our treasurer. More information here Trustee Vacancy

Closing date 6th December 2020

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.


St Nicholas Priory will be closed to the public until further notice. The Trustees 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/

For more about St Nicholas Priory and to subscribe to our mailing list visit www.nicholaspriory.com