It's no secret that we're all yearning for a change of scenery in 2021! But until we can travel, let us inspire you to 'Escape the Everyday at Home' as part of VisitEngland's national campaign. We've gathered our top ways to experience our fantastic city at home, to make you feel that you really are here. Warning - this will make you miss us!

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Local Flavour

Pink Moon

Pink Moon have created their 'Build your Own Taco' boxes, allowing you to create and taste the Cali flavours in the comfort of your own home - no prepping needed! Not to mention - it looks pretty fun to cook and put together wouldn't you agree?

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Rockfish

Missing the fresh experience at Rockfish? Good news - the restaurant's seafood boxes are back, including ingredients you need for a delightful 3-course dinner, plus snacks! Visit their website to order their latest box - the Turbot, Scallop and Smoked Salmon package!

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No.5 Cathedral Green

No.5 Cathedral Green, the latest independent on Exeter's scene, have put together their 'No.5 at Home' boxes - delivered straight to your door! With all the ingredients you need to create your stylish feast, your box will come with a step-by-step guide how to perfectly present your three-course menu, don't forget to share the finished product on Instagram! 

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Darts Farm Shopping Village

Experience the taste of the west country at home with Darts Farm's steak experiences! Available for collection or delivery, your date night meal box will come with everything you need to whip up a spectacular steak dinner. Click here to find out how to get your hands on a box!

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Kenton Park Estate

Join Kenton Park Estate's 'Friday Night Cocktails', filmed by their very own Motley Cru! Catch their cocktail masterclass every Friday, you can purchase their achoholic ingredients by visiting their online store beforehand! 

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Tasty takeaways and deliveries

Don't feel like cooking? You'll be thrilled to discover the number of Exeter eateries offering takeaway and delivery services during lockdown - check out our recent blog for businesses in our city bringing the foodie experience for an Exeter night in! 

Learning more

Virtually explore Topsham Museum

Missing Topsham Museum and its fascinating history? Good news - you're now able to explore their exhibits virtually as part of the Keeping Spirits Alive initiative! The tour covers all the rooms in the museum and specific objects have been highlighted. There is also an audio and BSL signed version of the tour available too! Click here to start discovering at home.

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RAMM Virtual Events

Our award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum has an excellent line up of virtual activities, perfect for filling the history-shaped hole in our hearts at the moment:

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Devon and Exeter Institution

'Hidden Nature', a season of talks filmed at the Devon and Exeter Institution, explores some of the hidden aspects of Devon - their heritage building, library and enlightenment collections in general, through the eyes of a diverse group of speakers! Click here to find out more about the following events:

  • February 2021-– Joe Rowing, Deputy Headmaster, Exeter Mathematics School - Beautiful Experiments: How two simple experiments changed the face of science
  • March 2021 -Paul Auchterlonie, Subject Librarian - Devon and the Middle East: an illustrated talk
  • April 2021 – Emma Dunn, Director of Programme and Projects and Marcus Chantrey, Conservation Architect

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St Nicholas Priory

Eager to find out more about St Nicholas Priory, Exeter's oldest building? The merchant's town house, now living history museum, is running a series of regular Zoom sessions for viewers to discover the building's fascinating history! Take a look at their calendar to find out more. 

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UNESCO City of Literature

Exeter has been awarded UNESCO City of Literature status! This recognises 1,000 years of unbroken history around reading including the 10th century Exeter Book, perhaps Exeter’s greatest treasure, hosted at Exeter Cathedral. Keen to find out more about the UNESCO City of Literature? Take a look our previous blog, which tells you all you need to know. A series of virtual events are scheduled, ranging from writing workshops and Q&A's with fantastic authors:

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Virtual Exeter

If you're missing visiting Exeter's fantastic attractions, you're not alone! Check out our Virtual Exeter blog where you can virtually explore Exeter Cathedral, Exeter's Underground Passages and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum!

Seasonal Fun

Feeling the love in Exeter this Valentine's Day

February, a.k.a the season of love, is approaching! We may not be able to celebrate this time as we would like to this year, but there are still many ways you can show someone how much you care in Exeter this 14th February! We've thought of ways to spend this special day at home and outside in your local area - so you don't have to! Click here to find out more.

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Exetercation: Valentine's Day Edition

We appreciate that some people may not feel comfortable to leave their house at the moment, so make sure to check out our Exetercation Valentine's editions for inspiration for movie nights, love songs, activities, recipes and more:

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Pink Moon
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Pink Moon Club sign

COVID-19 Update: Pink Moon Café​​​​​​ is re-opening for indoor dining on 17th May. All day dining, drinking & fun. Grab a healthy lunch to go, enjoy delicious home-made Californian food in our restaurant or party with us until the early hours in our after dark club.

Topsham Museum
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Topsham’s Museum has many things to learn about for those visiting including the town’s history, shipbuilding & Exe Estuary’s wildlife.

Rockfish Exeter
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Covid-19 update: From 12th April Rockfish Exeter is open for outdoor dining. Enjoy fresh seafood and drinks with views over the water and pedestrianised Piazza Terracina! Amongst the treats at this consistently award-winning restaurant are sustainably sourced and locally landed seafood, often cooked within hours of being caught. From your table by the Quayside enjoy simple, relaxed, ingredient-driven quality food for the whole family.

Darts Farm Shopping Village
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Darts Farm

Darts Farm is a vibrant, nationally award-winning Farm Shop based in the historic estuary town of Topsham, overlooking the beautiful Clyst Valley. A unique lifestyle shopping experience with a working farm at its heart, Darts Farm showcases the best food and drink the region has to offer and is home to a selection of handpicked specialist retailers. These include The AGA Shop, Fired Earth, Orange Tree, Cotswold, RSPB, Energy Hair and the Treatment Loft.

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery - RAMM
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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.

Kenton Park Estate & Vineyard
Farm Shop
Kenton Park Estate & Vineyard

Kenton Park Estate’s Conference Facilities are just outside of Exeter forming an integral part of the working Winery & Vineyard providing very versatile Function space. It's a unique setting for your Meeting & can be hired out for all occasions.

Talks and Lectures at the Devon and Exeter Institution
Talk or Lecture
Talks and Lectures at the Devon and Exeter Institution

'Hidden Nature' - a season of talks and conversazione filmed at the Institution, presented monthly via our website! The theme of our series this year is Hidden Nature.   We will explore some of the hidden aspects of Devon, our heritage building, library and Enlightenment collections in general, through the eyes of a diverse group of speakers. Talks will be uploaded to our website on the last weekend of the month. We know members love the atmosphere of evening talks at the Institution but our cosy space does not allow for large scale events at present. We look forward to bringing back live events in a way which is comfortable and safe for all. In the meantime, please enjoy our Winter 20/Spring 21 programme:

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