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Birkenhead Priory is a unique family outing – experience the history, wonder and beauty of this 850 year old site.

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Upcoming Events

Autumn Crafternoon

01/11/2019 2:00 pm

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A Story-Tellers Lunch

10/11/2019 12:00 pm

Enjoy a delicious food and listen to a re-telling of Gawain and the Green Knight.

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All-year activities

Views from St Mary's Tower

See some of the best views of Liverpool's famous waterfront from the top of the 25m tower.

Dressing Up

Get into the spirit with our historical dressing-up box. Including Medieval, Civil War, World War One and Tudor style costumes. A fab family Photo opportunity.


Book a tour of the site or come along and chat to out friendly staff and volunteers who are happy to show your around the site.

Grave rubbings

Explore the church yard and then make rubbings on copies of the ancient gravestones of past Priors buried on the site.

Birkenhead Priory has a history that includes royalty, the birth of a city, and a religious life.  Sitting on the banks of the Mersey, the Priory is the gateway to understanding how the Wirral grew over almost 1,000 years.

Summer Opening Times

Open Wed-Fri | 1pm to 5pm
Open Sat & Sun | 10am to 5pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday, including Bank Holidays


Child friendly – families welcome!
On-site parking
Hot & cold drinks and snacks available
Bike racks
Dogs on leads welcome

The Parish

The Chapter House is owned by the Church of England and is part of Birkenhead Priory Parish in the Diocese of Chester. The Priory Parish, which takes its name of the Priory, also includes Christ the King, Beckwith Street (previously known as St. Anne’s Church). The parish covers the town centre and surrounding housing (population 11,105).

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Home to The Conways

Above the Chapter House is the Scriptorium. This is now the home of the Friends of HMS Conway, a training ship which formerly stood in the River Mersey off Rock Ferry. The Scriptorium also serves as a small chapel where services are held two or three times a year. New stained glass windows have now been installed, commissioned by Old Conways and designed by the late David Hillhouse.

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Learning & Activities

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