Now furnished as an Elizabethan town house, visitors will be able to experience Tudor life right in the heart of Exeter.
Adorned with quality replica furniture and painted in the bright colours of the period, the Priory is presented as the 1602 home of the wealthy Hurst family. The display of Elizabethan items from the city's collection, the addition of modern amenities and new interpretation allows greater access to the Priory and gives a wonderful insight into Tudor life.
Group and school visits to the priory can be booked throughout the year.
The priory is closed on bank holidays.
For the Devon school holiday schedule, visit: Devon Term Times
Valid from April 2013 to March 2014
We welcome group bookings and can arrange a special talk or guided tour at a time to suit you, either during the day or in the evening. Call 01392 265965 for more information and to book.
Visits by schools and preschools can be booked by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is charged.
Tudor workshops developed at RAMM are delivered in the priory by external providers: Tudor Life for KS2 or Wood and Wind for KS1. Please contact Neil Heasman on 07872 538132 or email@example.com. Visit The Time Travellers more information.
Early years activities
Groups of early years / pre-school children are welcome at the Priory. Almost everything can be touched and used allowing everyone to relax and enjoy activities all over the house. The maximum group size is 20 children. Booked sessions £2 per child. Call 01392 265858 for further information.
The Priory is available for hire for corporate events. Call 01392 265858 for more details.
How to find us
St Nicholas Priory is in the centre of Exeter in The Mint, a pedestrian passage running between Fore Street and Bartholomew Street West. Fore Street is a continuation of Exeter High Street, running down towards the river Exe. Enter the passage at the Mint pub, below the Fore street zebra crossing.
There is no parking at St Nicholas Priory and poor vehicular access. There are three city centre cars parks nearby at Mary Arches, Harlequins Shopping Centre and Guildhall Shopping Centre.
What you can see and do on a visit to the Priory
Originally part of a medieval priory, the building is now presented as the furnished Elizabethan town house of the wealthy Hurst family. Replica furnishings allow visitors to experience Tudor life first hand. There is also a small display of original artefacts.
The Priory has an exciting programme of public events during school holidays.
Families and early years
There's plenty to keep all ages amused with activity boxes, items you can touch and special family activities in some school holidays. There is level access for pushchairs to the shop and toilets. There is a baby change facility in the accessible toilet. Future developments include a hands-on early years trail.
Some of our visitors have particular needs, if you can't find the information that you need here, please contact us to find out how we can assist you.
Tell us what you think
We welcome your comments and questions. Contact us via this website or leave your comments when you visit.
Enjoy browsing around our gift shop. Here you will find fascinating and unusual items.
St Nicholas Priory, The Mint, off Fore St, Exeter EX4 3BL