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Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

The Old Library, University of Exeter, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4SB

This year we are offering a full guided tour of the museum’s galleries and collections on Saturday at 2pm by the museum’s Curator, Dr Phil…

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Bowhill House

Dunsford Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 1LQ

Late Medieval house of the Holland family, built circa 1500, occupied by the Carew family through the 16th & 17th centuries. Notable for its cob…

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Castle Drogo

Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon, EX6 6PB

Inspired by the rugged Dartmoor tors that surround it, the castle was designed and built by renowned 20th-century architect Sir Edwin Lutyens.…

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Church History in Central Exeter - St Martin’s

St Martin's Church , Cathedral Close, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1EZ

St Martin, St Petrock, St Pancras and St Olave are four ancient churches each with a unique story to tell. Churchwarden Keith Walton will explain…

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Church History in Central Exeter - St Olave’s

St Olave's Church, Fore Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3AT

St Martin, St Petrock, St Pancras and St Olave are four ancient churches each with a unique story to tell. Churchwarden Keith Walton will explain…

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Church History in Central Exeter - St Pancras

St Pancras Church, Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3HP

St Martin, St Petrock, St Pancras and St Olave are four ancient churches each with a unique story to tell. Churchwarden Keith Walton will explain…

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Church History in Central Exeter - St Petrock’s

St. Petrock's Church, High Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3LN

St Martin, St Petrock, St Pancras and St Olave are four ancient churches each with a unique story to tell. Churchwarden Keith Walton will explain…

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County Hall & Bellair

County Hall, Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4QD

Devon County Archaeologist Bill Horner will lead a roughly one and a half hour tour of County Hall and its grounds. County Hall was designed in…

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Devon & Exeter Crematorium Memorial Service

Exeter & Devon Crematorium, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 6EU

An opportunity prior to the service to view the crematory and speak to the Crematorium staff.

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Devon & Exeter Institution - Tours + Heritage Haiku

7 Cathedral Close, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1EZ

The Devon & Exeter Institution is open to the public for tours of our Georgian library, where visitors will experience highlights of the…

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Devon Heritage Centre

Great Moor House, Bittern Road, Sowton, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7NL

Join archivists for a behind the scenes tour of the Devon Heritage Centre. Discover treasures from the archive, historically important documents…

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Discover Exeter

1 City Bank, Cathedral Yard, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1AE

Discover the rich and varied history of Exeter on this guided tour. Find out about Exeter's three Cathedrals, what the Romans achieved in the…

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Dissenter’s Graveyard

Magdalen Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4HS

This small graveyard accommodated perhaps 2,000 burials. The restoration of the Graveyard allows viewing of rebuilt and repaired memorials. Faded…

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Exeter Cathedral - Cathedral Quirks and Oddities - Fully Booked

Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HS

The Cathedral is full of humorous and quirky details and this tour looks at some of the more well-known ones, as well as some that even regular…

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Exeter Cathedral - Corbels of the Cathedral

The Cloisters, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HS

Learn more about the highly decorative projections at the top of the pillars supporting the vault above (known as corbels). Among them are many…

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Exeter Cathedral - Grandisson: The Man and His Chapel

The Cloisters, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HS

A 45 minute guided tour to learn about our famous Bishop Grandisson who was instrumental in revising the important services of the Cathedral and…

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Exeter Cathedral - History of the Chapter House

1A The Cloisters, Cathedral Close, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HS

This tour looks in detail at the history of the Chapter House and the crucial role this space has played in the overall function of the Cathedral.

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Exeter Cathedral - Inspiring Women in the Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, Devon

Learn in more detail some of the fascinating stories behind some of the most important and notable women in the Cathedral's 900 year history.

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Exeter Cathedral - Links to Slavery

Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HS

In the 1830s, when slavery was abolished, British slave-owners (but not those enslaved!) were awarded compensation. This tour will highlight some…

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Exeter Cathedral - Notable Tombs & Monuments

The Palace, Palace Gate, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HY

Exeter Cathedral is rich with tombs and monuments, some relating to the great and the good (or not so good), some to the humble and ordinary, but…

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Exeter Cathedral - The Cathedral in the Blitz

1A The Cloisters, Cathedral Close, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HS

During May 1942, the city of Exeter was subject to a major devastating bombing raid as part of the Second World War. This tour looks in detail at…

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Exeter Cathedral - The Medieval Stained Glass of Exeter Cathedral

1A The Cloisters, Cathedral Close, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HS

This tour looks at the windows that have survived the Reformation & Civil War. We’ll discuss the special qualities of medieval glass; the…

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Exeter Cathedral - The West Front and its Image Screen

The Cloisters, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HS

When was it built; who do all the figures represent; what damage has occurred over the years; what restoration and conservation has been carried…

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Exeter City Football Club

St James Park, Exeter, Devon, EX4 6PX

Tours of St James Park, home of Exeter City Football Club. Crowds have been watching football here for over 100 years. Tour the grounds, changing…

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Exeter Custom House: Places of Poetry

Custom House Vistor Centre, Custom House, The Quay, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AN

Throughout Heritage Open Days sites have been offering visitors the chance to write a Heritage Haiku. Encouraging people of all ages and…

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Exeter Custom House: Writer in residence

Custom House Vistor Centre, Custom House, The Quay, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AN

Hear about the work Louisa did during her Quay Words residency, and listen to some of the work that was produced in response to the historical…

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Exeter Energy Recovery Facility (ERF), - Fully booked

Cyclerval UK Ltd, Grace Road South, Marsh Barton Trading Estate, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8QE

The Exeter energy from waste facility enables Devon County Council to deal with household and some commercial waste from the Exeter and East Devon…

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Exeter Guildhall

High Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3EB

Walked past the Guildhall and never ventured in? Here's your chance, Exeter Guildhall is taking part in Heritage Open Days! From Friday 20–…

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Exeter Herstories - Walking with Women through Time

1A Cathedral Yard, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HJ

This walk about women through time uses landmarks round the city centre to tell some often hidden stories about women connected with Exeter,…

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Exeter Library’s Special Collections ‘White Glove Experience’

Exeter Library, Castle Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3PQ

Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480, and we would like to invite you to come into Exeter…

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Exeter Livestock Centre

Exeter Livestock Market , Matford Park Road, Matford Business Park, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8FD

See Devon's liveliest livestock market (Cattle & sheep). A tour of the market whilst the market and auction is taking place. Please wear…

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Exeter Northcott Theatre - Behind the Scenes

Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QB

The Northcott is a place to experience exceptional live performance from across the country, as well as exciting new work being made right here in…

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Exeter Synagogue

Synagogue Place, Mary Arches Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3BA

First opened in 1763, the third oldest Synagogue in the UK. This small synagogue is traditional in style and visitors can enjoy the…

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Exeter’s Underground Passages

2 Paris Street, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1GA

Free guided tours of this unique attraction. Pushchair and wheelchair access to exhibition only. Meet at the entrance on Paris Street 10 minutes…

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Explore the history of Exeter’s water supply: Pynes Water Treatment Works

South West Water plc, Pynes Water Treatment Works, Upton Pyne, Exeter, Devon, EX5 5EQ

Pynes was built in 1833 in response to Exeter's devastating cholera outbreak which claimed the lives of 440 people. The tragedy led to dramatic…

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Killerton

National Trust, Killerton House, Killerton, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3LE

Would you give away your family home for your political beliefs? Sir Richard Acland did just this with his Devon countryside estate. At 2,590…

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Medieval Exeter & St. Mary Steps Church

16-17 Cathedral Yard, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HB

The fascinating tale detailing how Exeter was once one of the richest and largest cities in the land, and the reasons why we no longer hold such…

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Poltimore House

Poltimore, Exeter, Devon, EX4 0AU

This fascinating property dating back to the sixteenth century has an interesting past. Discover this by visiting the house and grounds and seeing…

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Powderham Castle, The Home of Devon

Powderham Castle, Powderham, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8JQ

Home to Charlie and AJ, the Earl and Countess of Devon, Powderham Castle sits in a historic Deer Park at the edge of the Exe Estuary. Join us on…

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Princesshay: Overground and Underground

Princesshay Shopping Centre, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1EU

A tour of Princesshay pointing out specific landmarks, touring back of house area and roof area plus how the service delivery yard works in terms…

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RAMM - Heritage Haiku

Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

Throughout Heritage Open Days sites have been offering visitors the chance to write a Heritage Haiku. Encouraging people of all ages and…

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RAMM - Museum Tours

Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum re-opened in 2011 after a major refurbishment, in 2012 it was awarded the prestigious 'Museum of the Year…

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Religious Houses of Exeter

Exeter, Devon

Exeter has its origins in a 1st century Roman city. In the 7th century a Christian Minster was founded within the elaborately walled city of…

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Roman Exeter

2 City Bank, Cathedral Yard, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1AE

This special Red Coat tour will open your eyes to Exeter's Roman past. Imagine life as a Roman legionary in the fortress of Isca Dumnoniorum.…

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Sandy Park Stadium

Sandy Park Stadium, Sandy Park Way, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7NN

Exeter Chiefs supporters will be able to get a rare insight into day-to-day life at Sandy Park when the club offers access all areas at their Open…

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St Anne’s Chapel (Orthodox Church)

Old Tiverton Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 6LA

This small chapel has been used for the past 37 years as a centre of worship for members of the Eastern Orthodox Church. It has a beautiful icon…

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St Clement’s Church - Powderham

Powderham, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8JJ

Built in 1259, St Clement has been the family church for the Earls of Devon for 760 years. It is a beautiful ancient building, and is usually open…

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St Mary Steps

West Street, Exeter, Devon

A one-hour talk inside this 15th century parish church with fine Norman font, medieval wagon roofs and bosses, painted screen and fine 19th…

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St Michael’s & All Angels’ Church

St. Michaels & All Angels Church, Mount Dinham, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4EB

Open All day on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th Refreshments - Tea / coffee, Sandwiches, Cakes, Cream Tea Display History of 150 years of St…

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St Nicholas Priory: Heritage Haiku

St. Nicholas Priory, The Mint, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3BL

Throughout Heritage Open Days sites have been offering visitors the chance to write a Heritage Haiku. Encouraging people of all ages and…

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St Nicholas Priory: Tours

The Mint, Fore Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3BL

On Friday 7th September, the Mayor of Exeter will be presenting the Exeter Historic Buildings Trust with the key to the Priory. Bread and wine for…

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St. Katherine’s Priory

St. Katherines Priory, St. Katherines Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 7JY

Explore this 12th century former nunnery that became a merchant house in the mid 16th century. Members from the Stoke Hill Community Association…

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St. Sidwells - A Guided Tour

St. Sidwells Centre, Sidwell Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 6NN

Starting and finishing at St Sidwell’s – an ancient site that, according to legend, was where St Sidwella, the patron saint of Exeter, was…

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The Materials Reclamation Facility

Exton Road, Marsh Barton, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8NR

The Exeter City MRF sorts out all of Exeter’s Recycling that is collected from your kerbside. Come on a tour and find out how they do it. Tour…

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The Monica Shallis Collection

23 New North Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4HF

Monica Shallis was a talented and inspiring teacher, writer, artist, musician and composer who founded Exeter’s Cygnet Theatre in 1980 and was…

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The Veitch Floral Art Lamp Post Trail

Community Centre, 17 St. Davids Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RG

Free guided tours of this new and unique attraction includes a series of Exeter's old cast-iron lamp posts, each hand-painted with a different…

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Topsham: A Guided Tour

Holman Way Car Park, Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0EN

A 90-minute guided tour with the Topsham guides. Discover the fascinating history of Topsham. The town was originally the Roman port for Exeter.

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Tuckers Hall

140 Fore Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3AN

The only surviving trades guild in Exeter, home of Exeter's guild of 'Weavers, Fullers and Shearmen'. Inside see oak panelled walls dating from…

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