Hundreds of people visited St Nicholas Priory and 21 The Mint over Heritage Open Days 2017 and comments were very positive. See photos on our Facebook page.
From December 2017 we have taken over St Nicholas Priory on licence from Exeter City Council while the Heads of Terms for a 99-year lease are completed, hopefully early in 2018. We are now actively taking bookings for community use and guided tours. We also hope to start a regular Sunday weekly opening in the spring of 2018. If you would like to volunteer as a steward please look at our ‘Getting Involved’ 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.