Norton Priory Museum Trust Limited is the independent charitable trust which operates Norton Priory Museum and Gardens. Norton Priory is recognised as Europe’s most excavated monastic site, with a story which spans 900 years. This 42 acre site includes the medieval ruins of the priory, including the stunning Undercroft, which remains intact, and a Victorian Porch, once the entrance to a grand mansion on the site. Woodland spans most of the 42 acres, along with a 2.5 acre Georgian Walled Garden and two summer houses, and provides a natural habitat for insects, mammals and birds, including owls. We are home to an internationally significant 14th Century sculpture of St Christopher (which features in Lucy M. Boston’s classic book, ‘The Children of Green Knowe’), the National Collection of Tree Quince, whilst our exhibition galleries reveal the extent of finds from archaeological excavations at the site, which spanned two decades.
Norton Priory Museum Trust joins the Prosper North community as part of Edition 3.