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“pleasent afternoon”

Custom House Visitor Centre
Ranked #52 of 125 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).
Reviewed 24 September 2012

went to the quayside hoping to find a chandlers , there wasnt much to do with boats the old warehouses are now shops and restaraunts , across the river was a few boats and a canoe training centre we had a walk along the water side and saw a few boats for sale , walked back and went into the old customs house to find its also a shop . we had a picnic on a bench and then went back to the car .

Thank kimmy29
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

Used this as a bolt hole during a rain storm. Lady was very interesting and very helpful with great local historical knowledge and the display kept grandson quite until the rain stopped.

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Reviewed 20 August 2012

The quay house visitor centre has very useful information and is located on the quay which we found to be lovely for walks, watching swans nesting and just having a bite to eat watching the world go by.

Thank Bee B
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Reviewed 16 August 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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Reviewed 9 August 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.

Thank lorraine r
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