Arts, Culture and Heritage in the heart of historic Orpington
Orpington Priory housed the Bromley Museum until its doors were closed on 25 September 2015. The council now intends to place the building and surrounding land on the open market.
We are a community group and registered charity set up to try to preserve The Priory and continue its use as a community asset. Our vision is ‘… to ensure the future of Orpington Priory, and its conservation and restoration as an historic building, with increased public access.’ We want to persuade the council to let us run The Priory as an Arts & Heritage Centre, Community, Education and Business Hub which will be enjoyed by both the local and the wider community. We hope to provide Orpington with a much needed cultural centre with improved facilities, tea rooms, exhibitions and events.
The Priory presents a very exciting opportunity to host a variety of events for a range of audiences.
A selection of proposed events include weddings, medieval banquets, craft fairs, theatre and comedy nights. In addition, permanent exhibitions looking at the history of The Priory and local history will run in parallel with a temporary exhibitions programme promoting local creativity and output from further afield.
The Priory will have a range of spaces to hire from small meeting rooms to the 12th century Great Hall. The spaces will be available at hourly and daily rates. Audiovisual equipment will be available on request.
If these are of interest please do get in touch.
The Priory will offer membership when up and running with a range of benefits.
. . . . until then we would love to hear from you if you would like to be involved in the campaign. Please get in touch through the contact page.
Please take part in our survey to help us cater for the community. It should only take a couple of minutes and responses are anonymous unless contact… Read more “Orpington Priory – Your views matter”
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These meetings and presentations will give you the opportunity to find out more about our plans for Orpington Priory and how they will be of benefit to… Read more “Orpington Priory Community Hub meetings”