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Reigate Priory Museum

Registered Museum. Registered Charity No. 1051062



Reigate Priory



 
PLEASE NOTE: The Museum is closed at present for essential repair and redecoration following snow damage to roof and ceilings and further structural damage to the Reigate Priory building. The Museum will be closed until further notice.


Reigate Priory is a grade 1 listed building set in 65 acres of open parkland with a pond, woodland and playing fields only a few hundred yards from the centre of Reigate town, which is situated at the foot of the North Downs. There are seats within the park grounds.

The building is home to Reigate Priory Museum and Reigate Priory School. The museum presents exhibitions on a wide range of subjects designed to appeal to both adults and children. It has a collection of local history and domestic items as well as period costumes. These are used within creative and atmospheric settings to stage exhibitions depicting various aspects of life in the past.



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The last exhibition we created was "From Rationing to Rock n' Roll - Life in Post War Britain".

The museum is currently closed until further notice, but is normally open every Wednesday and Saturday during term time. Opening hours 2pm to 4.30pm. Public admission is free. School and adult groups are very welcome but should book in advance.

The nearest car park is in Bell Street and is a 2 minute walk away. Buses 32, 420, 435, 430, 460 and 424 all stop in the town centre.

There is a wide entrance, and once inside, the building is generally accessible for wheelchair users as the doorways are wide and everything is on the ground floor. Refreshments can be arranged for booked parties. There is a gift shop.



You can see a map showing the exact location of the museum entrance by clicking here.

If you would like to know more, please contact the Museum Curator on 01737 244524.

Address: Reigate Priory Museum, Bell Street, Reigate, Surrey. RH2 7RL.

Email: reigatepriorymuseum@gmail.com

Audrey Ward, the founder of the Museum, was also the author of a book about the Priory itself. Eight hundred years of history are detailed within its pages. This book is available from the museum gift shop.

For more information on Reigate Priory, see our next page by clicking here.

Audrey's Book