Think you know Exeter's history? Take our quiz to find out and learn a new thing or two...

Exeter’s Underground Passages were built to transport what across the city?

  1. Fruit and vegetables
  2. Fresh water

What was extra special about The Royal Clarence Hotel, which sadly burnt down in 2016?

  1. Oldest hotel in Britain
  2. The Queen Elizabeth stayed at the hotel

How many Roman coins are buried in the Seaton Hoard, at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum?

  1. 22,000
  2. 12,000

What are the oldest parts of Exeter Cathedral?

  1. Norman Towers
  2. Astronomical Clock

There are paintings that are on the walls of the historic Exeter Guildhall, what member of royalty features in one of them?

  1. Princess Anne
  2. Princess Henrietta Anne

What were the men at the Custom House on the lookout for?

  1. Smugglers
  2. Food to sell

What was St Nicolas Priory originally founded as in 1087?

  1. An orphanage
  2. A religious institution

How much of the Exeter Roman wall still remains through the city centre?

  1. 70%
  2. 30%

Where did the ‘House that Moved’ now on West Street, move from in 1961?

  1. Edmund Street
  2. Frog Street

Who regularly held meetings at Tucker’s Hall?

  1. Guild of Weavers, Fullers and Shearman
  2. Mayor of Exeter

Where is St Pancras Church located?

  1. Princesshay Shopping Centre
  2. Guildhall Shopping Centre

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Exeter's Underground Passages
Historic Site
Family image in the passages

The Passages were built to house the pipes that brought clean drinking water into medieval Exeter. A guided tour of Exeter's Underground Passages is a memorable event - narrow, dark, interesting and exciting.

Custom House Visitor Centre
Heritage/Visitor Centre
Exeter Custom House (c) Philip Vile Photography

The Custom House Visitor Centre is in the centre of Exeter's historic quayside & occupies one of the most historic buildings on the waterfront.

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery - RAMM
Royal Albert Memorial Museum Queen Street Exeter

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) is one of Exeter City Council’s flagship services. RAMM is also supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Stunning displays reveal Devon and Exeter’s rich history and global connections. Exotic animals, birds and insects delight children and a changing programme of exhibitions and events means there is likely to be something different to see on every visit. Free entry gives everyone the freedom to visit many times and to stay any length of time.

Exeter Historic Guildhall
Historic Site
Exeter Guildhall interior

The Guildhall has served as the centrepiece of Exeter's civic life for more than 800 years.

St Nicholas Priory
St Nicholas Priory, exterior

Exeter’s oldest building, the original priory was turned into Tudor home and is now a performance and community venue. Come and experience 900 years of Exeter’s history and join us in discovering the secrets of our wonderful building.

Exeter City Wall Trail
Walking Tour
City Wall Trail at the bottom of South Street

A self-guided tour exploring Exeter's ancient city wall.

Exeter Cathedral
Exeter Cathedral West Front

Medieval cathedral. Fine example of Gothic Decorated style. Longest unbroken stretch of Gothic vaulting in the world. Image screen on West Front, Minstrels' Gallery and tombs. Expert guided tours, trails and activities for the family



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