CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 The Trustees have determined that following the decision by Exeter City Council to close the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and tourist attractions in the light of the Prime Minister’s statement on Monday 16th March 2020, we are closing St Nicholas Priory to the public with immediate effect.
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
OUR SECOND HANDOVER CEREMONY WITH THE LORD MAYOR IN ATTENDANCE was held on Friday 13th September 2019 – Our annual ceremony celebrating the handover of St Nicholas Priory to Exeter Historic Buildings trust.
The formal lease transferring the Priory was signed and sealed on 7th September 2018. For this EHBT Trustee Richard Parker designed a new seal. Our Chair, David Radstone, resplendent in Tudor costume, received a ceremonial key from the Lord Mayor.
Hundreds of people visited St Nicholas Priory and 21 The Mint over Heritage Open Days 2018 and comments were very positive. See photos on our Facebook page.
DEVON AND EXETER MEDICAL SOCIETY PARTNERS WITH EHBT AT ST NICOLAS PRIORY PROVIDES AN OPENING EXHIBITION AS PART OF THE VISITOR ATTRACTION
The Benedictine monks that were housed in St Nicholas’ Priory involved themselves in the life of Exeter, including care for the sick. It is also known that the Priory had friendly relations with the Franciscan monks who lived near them from about 1240, probably in the premises of the former hospital of St Alexius (founded in 1172 just behind St Nicholas), The location of part of the Devon and Exeter Medical Society’s collection of artefacts in part of the Priory underlines the history of the monks and of their involvement in the treatment of Exeter’s sick people.