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“Great shop”

Custom House Visitor Centre
Ranked #47 of 124 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 23 January 2013

Very friendly and helpful staff; we had a great chat with them. As we were driving to Bude the next day, we asked if they could help us Aussies with tourist information and they gladly provided us with maps and tourist information.

1  Thank Robyn E
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

Best place to start in Exeter, The film the history of Exeter is brilliant and really worth the 30 mins to watch before a walk around the city. I could spend at least half a day just around the quay area. Not many visitors who come by coach get to see this part of Exeter but I think it's a must.

4  Thank Gaenorwilliams
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

I came here twice and really appreciated the help and information that was offered. I bought a few things too.

Thank Christine E
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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.

Thank Andrew B
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