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St. Nicholas Priory

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Address: The Mint | Unfortunately due to essential building repairs St Nicholas Priory is currently not open., Exeter, England
Phone Number: +44 1392 265858
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You will be lucky to find this open but if you do you will not be dissapointed

Interesting building with some good interpretation material. They could do a lot more but the building fabric is deteriorating fast. See it while you can. Look out for "Exeter... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 March 2016
John E
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Lympstone, United Kingdom
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Lympstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Interesting building with some good interpretation material. They could do a lot more but the building fabric is deteriorating fast. See it while you can. Look out for "Exeter Open Days" when the it is open and free. Suitable for most ages as the visit time is short.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

I visited this very interesting place helping my daughter with a group of children from her school. We all dressed up and ate the food of the time which was delicious. Both the children and adults had a wonderful and very informative time.

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Devon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

Lovely Tudor house - not very big but full of atmosphere. On certain days kids can dress up and experience Tudor clothes, games, cooking etc and in other days evening concerts with instruments from Tudor times. If you don't like kids, check it isn't a kids special day!

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2 Thank LovelyDevon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

St Nicholas' priory may only be small, but it is a great place to take the kids for an hour or two. It's amazingly interactive; children can play with the 'food' in the dining room, dress up in the chambers upstairs, and take around 'Robert the Rat' as a guide; a little finger puppet...very sweet! It's really very reasonably priced,... More 

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Thank Growlinglucifer
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

The oldest roofed building in Exeter and a good insight into the Tudor and medieval periods. The family activities are particularly fun so check ahead as many of them are free.

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Thank Aliceofstars
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

We visited this attraction with friends at easter. We were surprised to find such a wide range of activities on offer, and even the adults got to dress up in Tudor costume! It's beautifully presented and well worth a visit.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Very interesting. The painted wood panels were gorgeous (if not authentic), and all rooms had been restored very tastefully. The volunteer was lovely, helpful and knowledgeable.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Nearly missed this, signage not great. Knowledgeable staff, happy to talk you round the property. Good video explaining history of Priory. Worth a visit.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

Had a few hours to spend in Exeter and in my wanderings in the lanes behind Fore Street found this little gem. So few people there I had a guide all to myself. It is a wonderful historic remnant of Exeter dating back to the Medieval times.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is one of the Guardian's top 6 family museums in Britain & once inside this Tudor house you can see why- it's amazing. The attention to detail is fantastic from pewter spoons & Tudor food to bed hangings it all seems authentically recreated. The painting on the panelling in the parlour is vivid and a tad garish which I... More 

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