Custom House Visitor Centre

Exeter Quay, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AN
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Exeter Custom House (c) Philip Vile Photography

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Currently closed due to coronavirus restrictions – plan re-opening on 17 May, then will be open 7 days a week 11am-4pm.

The Centre stocks information on where to visit, activities and events in the local area. Help can be offered with booking accommodation, leaflets, bus/train times, maps, local books and souvenirs. 

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. This attraction been awarded with the 'Good to Go' accreditation.

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. Tickets for various events throughout the city can be purchased from the Exeter Corn Exchange Box Office on Fore Street.

Opening Hours

April - October
Daily: 11am to 4pm

The Centre may close for lunch 1pm-1.45pm

November - March
Thursday - Sunday: 11 to 4pm

Admission: Free

Covid-19 Restrictions

- Please wear a face covering
- Sanitise hands on entry
- Record track & trace details
- Maintain social distancing
- Follow one way system
- Do not enter if feeling unwell
- We do not have any toilet facilities
- Only 1 person or social group are allowed in the tourist information area at any one time
- If unsure ask a member of staff

 

 

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Guide Prices

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Free AdmissionFree

Opening Times

Custom House Visitor Centre (1 Apr 2021 - 31 Oct 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00*
Custom House Visitor Centre (1 Nov 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - WednesdayClosed*
Thursday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00*
Custom House Visitor Centre (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Mar 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - WednesdayClosed*
Thursday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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