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Custom House Visitor Centre

Exeter Quay, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AN

Tel: 01392 271611

Custom House Visitor Centre

About

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

It houses lively displays, illustrations and artefacts will bring the history and development of Exeter’s Quayside to life. As well as models and items from the cloth industry such as “tenter hooks and tillet blocks”, an exciting audiovisual presentation “Exeter, 2000 years of history” highlights Exeter’s history from Roman times until today.

The centre provides tourist information and interesting souvenirs of Exeter, including replica maps, local pottery and a selection of heritage books. Accommodation can also be booked here.

 

Opening Hours

April - October
Daily: 10.00am to 5.00pm

Closed for lunch 1pm-1.45pm

November - March
Saturday and Sunday: 11.00am to 4.00pm

Admission: Free

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is M5. Along Topsham road towards city centre, at Southgate turn left along inner bypass, take first left and park at Quay and cathedral car park. Five minutes walk from here to Quayside.

Public Transport Directions

An hourly bus service runs from the city centre to the Historic Quayside.

Facilities

Other

  • Gift Shop

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Subtitles on audio visual induction loop.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - Please park in Cathedral & Quay car park

Payment Methods

  • Accepts Exeter Pound
  • Approx length of visit - 00:30
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Max group size - 45
  • Min group size - 5
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Establishment Features

  • Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages - Audio visual presentation with sub titles in French and German

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages

  • French audio guide
  • German audio guide

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Custom House Visitor Centre (1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday - FridayClosed*
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00*
Custom House Visitor Centre (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - FridayClosed*
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00*
Custom House Visitor Centre (1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

* Custom House Visitor Centre will be closed on Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 December 2015. The centre will re-open Saturday 2 January & Sunday 3 January 2016. Closed for lunch 1pm-1.45pm during peak season from April - October.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Awards

  • Visit EnglandPlace of Interest Quality Assurance Scheme Place of Interest Quality Assurance Scheme 2011

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