This weekend, Saturday 7 August, Birkenhead Priory will officially reopen to visitors to enjoy exploring the grounds.
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.
Birkenhead Priory will be operating their summer opening hours of Wednesday to Friday, 1pm to 5pm and weekends, 10am to 5pm.
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.
For more information about the site and what to see at Birkenhead Priory, visit the website