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“Was good, but not sure why!”

Custom House Visitor Centre
Ranked #44 of 121 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).
Exeter, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Was good, but not sure why!”
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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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Quay visit a must”
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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175 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“very interesting”
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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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Friendly Service!”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

Trailed 15 wet Brownies into the visitor centre on Saturday.
The assistant was a lovely lady and let us go upstairs to watch the film about Exeters history. The film was great for us adults and some of the older Brownies, but probably a bit boring for the younger ones.
The girls then went downstairs and took over the shop, which the lady was also more than fine with. Great place to go for city info!

Visited June 2012
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Merthyr Tydfil
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334 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
“Interesting film”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

Well worth a visit, they show a 15 minute film upstairs about the history of exeter which was very interesting.

Visited April 2012
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