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This historical quay area is fascinating and full of history. The visitor centre contains basic... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2019
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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A very interesting place to visit with a film available to watch before you visit the two floors... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2019
Exeter, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

This historical quay area is fascinating and full of history. The visitor centre contains basic information but is due to be reinterpreted in due course. Meanwhile, it has lots of helpful info. It’s free. Plenty of places for a drink nearby.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

Go and visit it is free to enter and adds to the enjoyment of the quay side. Plenty of places to sit out and buy refreshment or just walk along quay. Great way to spend some time.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

A very interesting place to visit with a film available to watch before you visit the two floors and the store area from when Exeter had a port.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank PamC6005XQ
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Free entry to this simply laid-out attraction, a visit to the Customs House is still a must-do. We were particularly impressed with the King's Pipe. Go yourself and discover what it was for!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank _stringbag7
Reviewed May 10, 2018

First thing we noticed was how nice and well informed the staff where. We were immediately greeted and informed about an ongoing art gallery exhibit. Once inside, all items were properly labeled and tells a story of how Exeter Quay was once a pivotal and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jonharichman
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Whereas this splendid Custom House is currently little more than an information centre, there are plans to develop it into a maritime museum and, rightly, to include a section on the work of Customs and Excise. As someone who worked as a Customs Officer for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

This is a great looking building from the outside and is located near to the Quayside in Exeter City. This houses an information centre.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank rayrest
Reviewed July 21, 2017

This is a fine building from the outside but is in need of a makeover. The building needs to be refurbished and displayed as a museum to Exeter's maritime past. I am sure that there are enough artefacts at the RAMM museum and expertise to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Popped into the very old Exeter Custom House. Apparently one of the oldest in the country. Many boards of information, and a tourist information room too. Needs some money spending on it, but this is in progress now, so will be worth visiting again soon....More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Passp0rtAlwaysReady
Reviewed April 30, 2017

This lovely old building houses the Tourist Information Centre an art gallery and a small area where a short film about the City can be enjoyed. The building has a very attractive setting on the quayside.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Barry S
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