Birkenhead Priory & St Marys Tower

Birkenhead, Priory Chapel Priory Street, Birkenhead, United Kingdom

} Opening Times Wednesday - Friday 1pm - 5pm (summer hours) Wednesday - Friday 12pm - 4pm (winter hours) Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm (summer hours) Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm (winter hours) Closed Monday & Tuesday, including Bank Holidays

Priory21441633327 Priory81441633327 Priory31441633320 Priory11441633323 Priory111441633330 Priory101441633331 Priory131441633333 Priory71441633314Birkenhead Priory is the oldest standing building on Merseyside. Founded in 1150, the monks of this Benedictine monastery looked after travellers for nearly 400 years and supervised the first regulated ferries across the river Mersey.

Now surrounded by factory units and shipyards, the Priory is an oasis of calm in a busy world and affords unrivalled views of the river and surrounding area. A wide variety of events, from wedding receptions to educational conferences, classic music concerts and open-air theatre, to re-enactments of life in Viking times, take place here.

Accessibility – Uneven but level access around most of the site; stairs render some parts of the site unavailable to all visitors; accessible toilet available.

Admission FREE
Open Wednesday – Friday 1pm – 5pm (summer hours)
Wednesday – Friday 12pm – 4pm (winter hours)
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm (summer hours)
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm (winter hours)
Closed Monday & Tuesday, including Bank Holidays
* Winter hours begin when the clocks go back in the autumn*

The tower of St Mary’s, the first parish church of the town, shares the site which is now dedicated as a memorial to those lost in the 1939 disaster aboard the Laird’s built submarine Thetis. The chapter house is consecrated as an Anglican church and there is a chapel dedicated to the training ship HMS Conway. There is a small l museum which tells the story of the site and the buildings.

 

Opening Times Wednesday – Friday 1pm – 5pm (summer hours)

                            Wednesday – Friday 12pm – 4pm (winter hours)

                              Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm (summer hours)

                             Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm (winter hours)

                              Closed Monday & Tuesday, including Bank Holidays

Attraction Information

At The Priory or on the surrounding streets

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