Prittlewell Priory view from courtyard
  • Prittlewell Priory view from courtyard
  • Prittlewell Priory
  • Prittlewell Priory
  • Prittlewell Priory
  • Prittlewell Priory
  • Prittlewell Priory
  • Prittlewell Priory

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A stunning Grade I listed Priory and the oldest continuously occupied building in Southend. Prittlewell Priory has been a monastery, a private house, and a museum. What you see today is but a fraction of what was here in the middle ages, when much of what is now Priory Park was occupied by buildings, farmland, orchards and gardens. 

Follow in the footsteps of the 13th century Cluniac monks through to the Scrattons, a Victorian family who were the last to live in this wonderful home. With some incredible examples of natural history on display, we are now also home to some wonderful protected wildlife!

There is so much to do and see on your visit, both inside the Priory and around the beautiful walled gardens and park. You can then finish your visit with some simple refreshments in our visitor centre and gift shop.

Please note we do not allow buggies, bikes or scooters in the Priory.

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Events

Wednesday, 26th October 2022 - Wednesday, 26th October 2022

Thursday, 27th October 2022 - Thursday, 27th October 2022

Friday, 28th October 2022 - Friday, 28th October 2022

Fright at the Museum - GoosebumpsJoin us for some spooky fun this Halloween!
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Wednesday, 26th October 2022 - Wednesday, 26th October 2022

Thursday, 27th October 2022 - Thursday, 27th October 2022

Friday, 28th October 2022 - Friday, 28th October 2022

Fright at the Museum - GremlinsJoin us for some spooky fun this Halloween!
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Friday, 28th October 2022 - Friday, 28th October 2022

Fright at the Museum - The ShiningJoin us on this spooky Friday as we host a screening of The Shining!
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Venue approved for civil marriage

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs allowed in the Visitor Centre
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

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      Well connected by local bus routes and only a short walk from Victoria bus station in central Southend. Train links with the nearest train station being Prittlewell, which has frequent trains running between Southend Victoria and London Liverpool Street. 

      Prittlewell Priory

      Type:Museum

      Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend, Essex, SS2 6NB

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      Opening Times

      * 1st March to 31st October:
      Open Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm

      1st November - 29th February:
      Open Saturday and Sunday, 11am - 4pm

      Check the website for any updates and changes to opening hours. www.southendmuseums.co.uk.

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