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The Parish of Christchurch. Christchurch Priory, St George at Jumpers, St John at Purewell

Priory Tours

Last updated Friday, 17 March, 2023

Please ask the Welcomer who greets you when you arrive if there’s a Steward on duty who can give you a tour of the ground floor of the Priory. Our charge for this service is £7.50 per adult, £4.00 for students and children under 16: tickets available online and from the Box Office.

We also have Tower Stewards on duty on some days: a notice will be displayed when one is available. Tower Tours involve climbing 176 steps on an ancient spiral staircase to get a spectacular view towards Salisbury in one direction and the Isle of Wight and the Jurassic Coast in the other. Charges are £7.50 for adults, £4 for students and children over 8 years: tickets from the Box Office.

Between April and June we run special tours to parts of the building not generally open to the public: the Tower, Ringing Room and Bell Room (176 steps); St Michael’s Loft Museum (75 steps), the roof space above the Nave (103 steps, tight spaces and some clambering), and 2 of the 3 Crypts. A tour of the ground floor is included with these.

You may like to join us for a tour of the ground floor of the Priory Church, followed by a Cream Tea in the Priory Tea Rooms.  Please book this through the booking office the cost for this tour is £10.00 per person including the Cream Tea.

Prices are £7.50 for adults, £4.00 for students and children (must be over 8 for the tower). Prior booking is essential: you can book online from the 'Services and Events' menu, in person at the Priory Box Office (normally open Monday to Saturday 11:00 hrs-14:00hrs), or call 01202 143870.