- 11 - 12 Mar 2023
- All Day
Spring Meeting 2023, Norton Priory, Runcorn
The CABK Spring Meeting travels around the country – 2020 in Arkendale, North Yorkshire, 2022 in Nottingham and we are delighted to announce that the 2023 event will be held at Norton Priory, near Runcorn, Cheshire.
Norton Priory Museum & Gardens is one of Cheshire’s hidden gems. Once home to a medieval church, this is the most excavated monastic site in Europe.
The Medieval Undercroft
Visitors can explore the 12th century undercroft with beautiful vaulted ceiling and the priory ruins showing the layout of the medieval buildings. Norton Priory was founded in 1134, and achieved mitred abbey status in 1391. The museum displays thousands of objects discovered at the site, which tell the 900-year history from priory to mansion house and the stories of the people who lived here. The most impressive object in the museum is the twice life-size St Christopher statue.
Norton Priory Woodland
Today, the museum is surrounded by woodland walks, bringing opportunities to discover secret summer houses, sculptures and a stream glade. Norton Priory is home to the National Collection of Tree Quince, and the gardens and grounds support a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Norton Priory Gardens
The Priory is 2 miles from Runcorn East Railway Station; there is plenty of free car parking.
Tickets will include admission to the Garden and Museum plus all refreshments and a buffet lunch, with hot or cold options.
Tickets will cost £30 but with a 10% Early Bird Discount (£27) until 11th February 2023
Book your tickets here …
A full programme for the day will be published in due course. There will certainly be time to explore the Priory and lovely gardens and expect that there will be three talks on various topics within the broad scope of beekeeping and social insect research that the CABK aims to promote.
Come along and bring your beekeeping friends, non CABK members are very welcome.
Cancellation Policy – recognising potential future uncertainties, we will be as flexible as possible regarding cancellation and refunds.
In-person bookings will close at midnight on Sunday 5th March to allow final numbers to be provided for catering purposes. Up until that time we will offer a full refund for cancellation.
If we cancel the event, for example because numbers are too low, we will of course make a full refund of any monies paid.