Open Days and Events

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St Nicholas Priory is OPEN on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 pm – ADMISSION FREE

For more information go to:  Sunday Opening



The Historical Medical Equipment Society and AGM

Saturday 6th April 2019 from 10 am

For more information go to The Historical Medical Equipment Society


A4 Poster Sun 14 April 2019


Lunchtime Talk by John Allan

The Architecture of the Medieval Priory Church and Cloister

Wednesday 24th April at 1pm

Tickets £5 from or from Exeter Tourist Information Office:  Tel 01392 665885


St Nicholas Priory by R Parker

Although the priory church of St Nicholas was demolished almost entirely at the Reformation, much of its character can be determined by considering different strands of evidence – the small fragment of the church still embedded in the standing west range; the excavated foundations, especially those found at the west end of the nave in the 1980s, and the priory’s collection of architectural fragments. In this lunchtime talk, John Allan will propose that St Nicholas Priory once displayed some of the most elaborate late Norman church decoration known in Devon and Cornwall, with artistic links to major churches elsewhere in southern England and further afield.

John Allan is the Cathedral Archaeologist and Archaeological Adviser to Glastonbury Abbey. He excavated on the site of the priory church in 1983 and wrote the guidebook to the 1990s guidebook to the abbey.

Advance tickets, £5, can be purchased online from or by telephone on 01392 665885 (Exeter Tourist Information Centre).

Please note that St Nicholas Priory is a medieval building and the room in which the talk is taking place is not wheelchair-accessible.

This event is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.


Tudor Cooking 12may19


Booked GUIDED TOURS for groups of

5 to 20 people at £3 a head

For more information click: Guided Tours

To book please complete: Tour Booking Form