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Prittlewell Priory

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Located in the heart of Priory Park, Prittlewell Priory is a monastery just waiting to be discovered. With a visitor centre next door to stop by for a drink or snack, and surrounded by beautiful gardens, there is plenty to see and explore.
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Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6NB, England
+44 1702 212190
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Reviewed 4 August 2018

Perfect for some relaxing, unwinding minutes or hours to escape the noise and bustle of a busy town. Although close to the main road access heading North/South towards the main civic and shopping centre, offers pleasant gardens and green space to enjoy. One of the...More

Thank gatcarr4
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Popped in here on the off chance and then found lovely relaxing space, free parking, band playing, café for ice cream and cups of tea. Lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Programme of band concerts 3.00 - 5.00 Sunday afternoons all through the summer....More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

attended a wedding here it was lovely historical building set in lovely gardens .a amazing place for your wedding and for your photos in the pretty gardens

1  Thank Kim D
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Interesting exhibits. Historical information on the computer screens. Interactive actitivities good for children. Old building is interesting which the monks used to use with various rooms to explore.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Priory Park is a lovely place to go for a walk and take your dog. I have a Guide Dog who has a free run at the field at the back. There is a lovely walled garden, lake with ducks, museum, children’s play area and...More

Thank Rosy567
SouthendLibsMus, Promotions & Events Team at Prittlewell Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thanks so much for your review, we hope you visit again soon.

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Nice place for a wander for an hour or so. It also has a cafe so you can grab a coffee. Suitable for both kids and adults.

1  Thank donna12017
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I've been a Southend resident for some time now and I came across the priory whilst we were looking for wedding venues. The building is so old and beautiful and packed with amazing history, the staff are brilliant and very knowledgable. The surrounding gardens are...More

1  Thank Emma C
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Priory Park is a large urban park in Southend but it is a delight to find the residue of a 12th century Cluniac priory there. The building has been restored to a very high standard and the displays of the history and artefacts are excellent....More

1  Thank Hilary D
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

It's a very good place to take your unruly spoilt kids if they are in the mood to damage 800 year old coffins. Remember to leave quickly before anyone discovers the damage. Shame on you!

23  Thank Máté C
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Prittlewell Priory is set in a very nice park that had been part of the extensive property belonging to the priory. So extensive was the land that the part towards the river became known as the south end and thus gave this name to the...More

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15 July 2018|
Response from SouthendLibsMus | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your message, We only offer the services to be held at Prittlewell Priory. If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us on: MuseumWeddings@southend.gov.uk. Kind regards... More