Birkenhead Priory and St Mary's Tower

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Priory Street
Birkenhead, Wirral
CH41 5JH

    • Phone: 0151 652 4177

    This Benedictine Monastery established 1150 is the oldest building on Merseyside. Much of the original building still remains and other parts have been sympathetically restored to their former stature. First restored over a century ago, the site continues to develop with museums displays, education/meeting/concert space and chapel dedicated to HMS Conway (open by appointment). Climb the tower of Birkenhead’s first parish church, now also a memorial to those who lost their lives aboard the submarine Thetis, and experience the magnificent views up, down and across the Mersey to Liverpool, Oxton Ridge, Bidston and the Wirral Coast.

    Further information

    Opening Hours:

    Summer: Wednesday – Friday 1pm – 5pm Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm Winter: Wednesday – Friday 12noon-4pm Saturday & Sunday 10am–4pm Also open Bank Holidays Other times by appointment only. Check for Christmas/New Year openings: 0151 652 4177


    Admission Free

    Upcoming events:

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    Facilities and services


    • Education facilities available
    • Facilities for private functions and events
    • Meeting room available
    • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
    • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
    • Shop
    • Toilets for disabled
    • Wheelchair access to all public areas
    • Wheelchairs available for loan


    • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
    • Direct teaching services for schools
    • General guide to collections available
    • Loan service
    • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
    • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
    • Pre-booking service for groups
    • Primary school education service available
    • Secondary school education service available
    • Specialist publications on collections available

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