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Quay House Visitor Centre
46 The Quay | Exeter, Exeter EX2 4AN, England
01392 271611
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Ranked #40 of 114 things to do in Exeter
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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).
Hastings, United Kingdom
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“Very helpful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Used this as a bolt hole during a rain storm. Lady was very interesting and very helpful with great local historical knowledge and the display kept grandson quite until the rain stopped.

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Quays”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The quay house visitor centre has very useful information and is located on the quay which we found to be lovely for walks, watching swans nesting and just having a bite to eat watching the world go by.

Visited July 2012
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“Was good, but not sure why!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

I remember visiting and thinking at the time that it was good, but not sure why I actually remember any more about it than that! It must also have been reasonable value!

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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“Quay visit a must”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

When visiting Exeter you must visit the Quay, interesting, historical and lovely. Wandering around looking at the items and reading the information passes a very enjoyable hour or so and you get to learn so much about the history of Exeter when it was a port.

Visited August 2012
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“very interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

thie little centre tells the story of the Quay history with a file upstairs lots of souvenirs, free to enter good for a rainy day.

Visited August 2011
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