Kirkham Priory

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The grounds of Kirkham Priory are open. Our shop is open but all other indoor areas remain closed, and safety measures are in place to keep everyone safe. You need to book your visit in advance. Please keep in mind the government’s latest advice on travelling. Find out more below.

The riverside ruins of an Augustinan Priory are picturesquely set in the beautiful Derwent Valley near the Yorkshire Wolds. Features include a gatehouse bedecked with the heraldry of the De Roos family of Helmsley Castle, and a handsome set of monastic washbasins. On-site interpretation includes the story of Winston Churchill's secret visit, and Kirkham's role in preparations for D-Day during World War II.

Important Information:

You now need to book your timed-tickets in advance to Kirkham Priory. We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won't be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you're a Member your ticket will be free, but you still need to book.

You can only book for visits until 16 May. Tickets for visits after this date will go on sale as soon as we have more details of our opening arrangements. We’ll update this page when we have more information to share.

The time shown on your ticket is the earliest you can arrive, and you can arrive at any point within an hour of that time. You're then welcome to stay for as long as you like.

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Guide Prices

2021 prices:

English Heritage Member: FREE

Adult (without donation) £5.00
Adult (with donation) £5.50
Child (5-17 years, without donation): £3.00
Child (5-17 years, with donation): £3.30
Concession (without donation): £4.50
Concession (with donation): £5.00
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children, without donation): £13.00
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children, with donation): £14.30
Family (1 adult, up to 3 children, without donation): £8.00
Family (1 adult, up to 3 children, with donation): £8.80

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Wheelchairs available

Catering

  • Picnic site

Children

  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property
  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

5 miles South West of Malton on a minor road off the A64. Signposted from the A64.The nearest railway station is Malton, which is 6 miles away.

Kirkham Priory

Type:Abbey

Whitwell on the Hill, Malton, YO60 7JS
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Tel01653 618768

Awards

  • Welcome to ExcellenceWelcome Host Bronze Welcome Host Bronze 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsWelcome To Yorkshire Member Welcome To Yorkshire Member 2020
  • Other AwardsEnglish Heritage English Heritage 2016
  • Membership SchemeDiscover Yorkshire Coast – Silver Member Discover Yorkshire Coast – Silver Member 2020

Opening Times

Kirkham Priory (12 Apr 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
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* **To avoid disappointment, for current opening times, prices and any new admission policies, please visit the business website which may contain new information.**


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