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Quay House Visitor Centre

46 The Quay | Exeter, Exeter EX2 4AN, England
01392 271611
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Ranked #25 of 44 attractions in Exeter
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: The Quay House was re-built in 1680-1 at the height of Exeter's woollen cloth industry. The building was used to store cloth and other goods before... more » Owner description: The Quay House was re-built in 1680-1 at the height of Exeter's woollen cloth industry. The building was used to store cloth and other goods before they were loaded and transported down the canal. It also had an overhanging roof, which enabled cargos to load and unload out of the rain.Today the history and development of Exeter's Quayside is brought to life with lively displays, illustrations and artefacts. There is also the opportunity to see "Exeter - 2,000 years of history," an exciting audio-visual presentation highlighting Exeter's history from Roman times to the present day.The Quay House Visitor Centre provides tourist information, Quayside treasure hunts, an accommodation booking service and a gift shop selling local pottery, replica maps and a wide range of local interest books.The Quay House Visitor Centre is the first attraction in Devon to be awarded VisitEngland's PIQAS Award (Place of Interest Quality Assurance Scheme). « less
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
52 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Fundamental and very fundamental nothing here sparkled it was just lame and very little on display don't bother wasting your time here or the mill near by where you get glared and ignored by some man with long hair on the reception desk.

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Busselton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

What do you say about it? Good service. I am surprised that the list doesn't include one of the best services I have ever found. The Red Coat Guided Tours were amazingly good. We did two of them and they were the best value for information, history and interest that we found anywhere, and were free!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Friendly and very informative, in a beautiful old building, do visit this area if you are a tourist it is the historic port area with a little exhibition from when ships used to be able to navigate up the river. The old Custom House next door is beautiful too, with its canons. There's an Antique Centre /Tea Room in front,... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Plenty of leaflets and booklets here, also books for sale. We found what we were looking for without needing to ask for assistance.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We heard from family about a free river trip with the Exeter Redcoats.Unfortunatly due to parking probs arrived a bit late and boat was full and no tickets left but the lady phoned the boat and got us 3 seats at last minute!The guide was great & kids loved the pub at the end with tree swings Can I just... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Visited here on our Wedding Anniversary on May Bank Holiday Monday. It was a lovely sunny day and the quayside was busy with music along the quay and ice creams being sold next door. The little visitor center is full of history and displays in a lovely old building. Intersting film to see all about the history of the river.... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
74 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We visited the quayside on a very cold day and our first stop was the Visitor Centre where we met a lovely lady who was so helpful and gave us lots of tips and ideas.It is years since we last visited this area and were very impressed to read all the history and visit the old mill, there are lovely... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

the peace and quite and the coffee shop at the end of thw walk. it was quite impressive it did not seem like you were in exeter

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Devonport, United Kingdom
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269 reviews 269 reviews
87 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Exeter's historic quayside is definitely worth a visit and the Quay House Visitor Centre is a good place to begin. The history of the quay is fascinating and in the centre you can view old photographs, learn of the quays past and talk to the knowledgable guides.

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Hamburg, Germany
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61 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Very friendly and helpful staff; we had a great chat with them. As we were driving to Bude the next day, we asked if they could help us Aussies with tourist information and they gladly provided us with maps and tourist information.

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