A memorable educational experience in a mesmerising setting


Tickets

£7.50 per child

Teachers and accompanying adults free

Booking & Contact

Opening Times

10am - 2pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during term times

Pre-visit Information

Getting Here

The Bury, St Osyth, Essex, CO16 8NX

Directions & Parking
About St. Osyth Priory Education Centre

The Education Centre welcomes hundreds of children to St Osyth Priory through its school trips education programme. Staffed by trained teachers the Education Centre offers curriculum linked school trips. Students explore the Estate’s atmospheric ancient buildings, enjoy its stunning natural setting and discover a wealth of wildlife within its walls.

What's new
Our popular Forest School sessions for pre-schoolers is returning for the month of June. Every Wednesday during June enjoy exploring a different area of the Estate, nature crafts, refreshments and our mud kitchen area. SPECIAL: FIRST WEEK FREE Wednesday 5th June is free. Usual price £7.50 per session. Places must be booked in advance
Walking Tours

Guided walking tour of St Osyth Priory's historic buildings with expert commentary.  Built in 1121 as a Priory and later upgraded to an Abbey, the building has been a feature on the landscape of St. Osyth for 900 years. With one of the finest gatehouses in Europe, at the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539, Henry VIIIs courtiers fought to gain possession of it and create a stately home. Continuing with a varied and interesting history throughout the centuries you will be able to see the buildings that shaped the story and find out about the fascinating characters who owned them.

Meet at the little gate, behind the shrubs, on The Bury (what.3.words.ashes.verve.panther)

There is free parking on the green at The Bury.

There are no toilets on site for visitors but Public conveniences are located in Church Square just across the road for The Bury.

Please note that the paths are gravel and may be uneven in places, therefore tours may not be suitable for those with mobility issues. If you are unsure, please discuss your needs before purchasing a ticket. 

The walks may be subject to cancellation if there are an insufficient number of tickets sold. We may be able to transfer your booking to another date if this is the case, or will provide a refund if we are unable to do so. 

Tractor Trailer Tours

Tractor/trailer tour of St Osyth Priory's ancient Parkland. See the two herds of deer in the 12th Century deer park. Drive up to Nuns wood; the site of the Anglo-Saxon Nunnery established by Osyth and see the Estuary which the Danes sailed up when they martyred her. Much restoration work has taken place to re-wild the Parkland under the new owners and there is a large variety of wildlife as well as rare breed livestock.

Meet at the Car Parks in the Priory itself, CO16 8GW.  Arriving from the Colchester direction, turn right on to Mill Street at the crossroads in the centre of St Osyth.  Go past The Bury and the Gatehouse, then approximately a further 200 metres on, turn right into Westfield Lane and follow the signs to the Car Parks.

All the money raised by both the Tractor / Trailor Tours and the Guided Walks will support the work of the Education Centre, providing children of all ages with memorable educational experiences in a breathtaking setting.

There are no toilets on site for visitors but Public conveniences are located in Church Square just across the road for The Bury.

The Tractor Trailer has a wheelchair ramp and can accommodate one wheelchair per tour. If you will need to use the ramp please discuss your needs before purchasing a ticket.

The Tractor Trailer Tours may be subject to cancellation if there are an insufficient number of tickets sold. We may be able to transfer your booking to another date if this is the case, or will provide a refund if we are unable to do so.

Correspondence
Address

Priory Education Centre

Colchester Road

St Osyth

Clacton-On-Sea

CO16 8HA

Trip address

The Bury

St Osyth

Clacton-On-Sea

CO16 8NX

Contact Us

Office: 01255 411747

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The St Osyth Priory and Parish Trust (SOPPT) - Company registered number 09367206 - Charity registered number 1170037

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