Things to Do & See in Prescot, Whiston & Rainhill
Located on the edge of the historic town of Prescot, the Safari Park is world-famous for its collection of baboons, lions and other wild animals. Click here for Knowsley Safari Park opening times, directions, prices and more.
Explore Prescot through this unrivalled collection of artefacts and archival material relating to the town’s illustrious past, including its social and industrial history. Learn about clock- and watchmaking, Prescot’s connection to Elizabethan and Shakespearean theatre, and the story behind Edward Lear’s famed nonsense poem ‘The Owl and the Pussycat.’ Admission is free, and free parking is available on-site.
Address: Prescot Centre, Kemble Street (pedestrian entrance also on Eccleston Street), L34 5GA
Phone: 0151 443 5619
Opening times: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, 9am-3.30pm Saturday
Prescot Parish Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin
The parish church, dominating the skyline as you approach Prescot, dates mostly to 1610, with parts going back to Mediaeval times. As Knowsley’s only Grade I listed building, it is full of historical interest as well as beautiful architecture and decoration. Sunday mass (sung Eucharist) is at 10am, and the building is open to tourists several times a year. The tower offers spectacular views for miles around, and it, too, is open to visitors on some special occasions.
Address: Church Street, Prescot, L34 1LA
See the St Mary’s website for more information.