Merantun Way, Colliers Wood, SW19 2RD
Sat, Sun, TBC, Open x4 per year
Until Henry VIII abolished the monasteries in 1538, Merton Priory had been for 400 years one of the country's most important monastic houses. It's huge church stood on the present-day site of Sainsbury' s/Marks and Spencer hypermarket. The fascinating 12th Century foundations of its Chapter House are preserved in a special museum under the A24 Merantun Way.<br /><br />Public open days for 2014 (10.00 am - 5.00 pm) include:<br /><br />Open Weekend: 7 & 8th June;<br />William Morris Weekend: 28 & 29th June;<br />Archaeology Weekend: 26 & 27th July;<br />London Open House Weekend: 20 & 21 September.<br /><br />All event are free but donations are welcome!<br /><br />Educational and other visits may be made at other times by prior. Arrangement with the Trustees using given contact details.<br /><br />For more information on the history of Merton Abbey please visit: http://www.wimbers.com/merton-priory-900th-anniversary
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