Birkenhead Priory reopens to the public from Saturday 7th August
Birkenhead Priory has now reopened to visitors. Our Summer opening hours are 1pm-5pm Wednesday-Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday & Sunday.
A full guide to what you can expect to find on your visit and the infection control measures we have in place can be found in the video below (subtitles can be turned on by clicking the CC button on the lower right of the video screen).
Guided tours of the area will be available, and visitors can return to The Western Range, Great Hall, Cloisters, Chapter House, Undercroft and grounds. Unfortunately, for the time-being the Refectory and HMS Conway Museum will remain closed due to ongoing ventilation works.
Visitors can also now climb the 101 steps to the top of St Mary’s tower for spectacular views of the borough and Liverpool’s waterfront. Booking is essential to visit the tower and can be arranged on site, where you will be given a timed slot.
Along with other council services, Birkenhead Priory, has enhanced safety measures in place to help protect the safety of visitors and staff. As part of these measures there will be a one-way system with the entrance at Priory Street and the exit via the car park on Church Street. Staff and volunteers will still be offering track and trace check in, hand sanitising stations will be available, and visitors are asked to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing.
The guide to local refreshments, as mentioned in the video, can be found here.