Heritage

Heritage Open Day offers chance to learn about printed words and images

Double Elephant Print Workshop, one of Exeter’s leading community arts organisations, is opening the doors to its two professional artist studios for a Heritage Open Day later this month. It will include studio tours, printmaking demonstrations and the chance to have a go yourself.

The event takes place on Saturday 11th September 11am - 3pm. Visitors will be able to try out traditional printmaking skills as a part of the Heritage Open Days event running across the country from 10 - 19 September.

Printmaking is one of the oldest forms of reproduction of text and image. In...

Curious About Exeter

Curious About Exeter - quirky heritage walks for the Curious!

Event Date: 
04/06/2021 - 10:00am to 29/10/2021 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter City Centre, starting Northernhay Gardens, Exeter, EX4 3RY

Have fun (re-)discovering Exeter, spotting things you’ve never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks - a safe, fun and affordable way to enjoy some fresh air. Buy in printed booklet or instant download format (to print at home or use directly on up to three mobile devices) from https://www.curiousabout.co.uk/exeter.html and explore in your own time. Use code: Exeter15 for 15% off all Curious About walks.

Curious About Exeter visits not just the obvious places, but some unusual ones too, with hidden treasures to discover. Suitable for all ages, the...

Curious About Exeter - quirky heritage walks for the Curious!

Event Date: 
10/01/2020 - 10:30am to 31/12/2020 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter City Centre, Starting from: Northenhay Gardens, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RY

Have fun discovering Exeter with two, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.

Are you curious about Exeter? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Exeter a fascinating place to explore!

With detailed directions, maps, clues, and interesting snippets about the history of Exeter and the people that have shaped it, whether you’...

Devon and Exeter Institution

Redmayne Bentley celebrates Exeter’s architectural heritage to mark its Founder’s Day

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 11/28/2019 - 3:41pm

To mark its Founder’s Day anniversary on Thursday 5th December, investment management firm Redmayne Bentley is delighted to be welcoming a full house of clients and guests in the elegant Georgian library at The Devon and Exeter Institution on Wednesday 4th December.

Located in the city’s Georgian quarters, The Devon and Exeter Institution was founded in 1813. It is a living library that holds 35,000 volumes and is deemed of national importance as an intact collection in its original setting.

The Redmayne Bentley Exeter office is situated a stone’s throw away from the...

Exeter Heritage Open Days starts tomorrow

Exeter Heritage Open Days

Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Thu, 09/12/2019 - 11:18am

Some of Exeter's most fascinating buildings are set to open their doors to the public free of charge for Heritage Open Days.

Starting on Friday (13 September), Heritage Open Days runs until Sunday 22 September, showcasing many venues that are not usually open to the public or otherwise charge an entry fee.

Now in its 25th year, Heritage Open Days offers up a unique opportunity to explore these sometimes hidden, often curious, and always interesting places. This year, 49 properties or events will be taking place throughout the city, with 100 separate openings.

Some...

Time travel to medieval Dartmoor during Heritage Open Days 2019. Photo: Dartmoor National Park authority

Time travel to medieval Dartmoor during Heritage Open Days 2019

Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Sat, 09/07/2019 - 9:07am

Dartmoor National Park is pleased to once again take part in England’s largest festival of history and culture and will be shedding a light on how people lived in the 14th Century.

From 13-22 September 2019 the Heritage Open Days festival returns to Dartmoor with a packed programme of medieval-themed activities. Every September places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history.

This is your chance to try out new experiences - and they're free!

Get involved

Join Dartmoor National Park for a rare opportunity...

Image of girl using virtual reality headset

National Lottery Award money used for exciting new ‘Virtual Heritage Project’

Authored by ClaireRowe
Posted: Fri, 03/22/2019 - 10:34am

After winning £5,000 in prize money from the National Lottery Awards in September 2018, the Heritage Ability (HA) team are planning to use the money to fund an exciting new project. The project aims to help partner heritage sites to develop and deliver 360 degree images and films to enhance the accessibility of their sites.

The decision comes after several months of discussions with our panel of volunteers (with lived experience of disability), to decide on a good way to spend the prize money.

The £5,000 prize money will be used to purchase a 360º degree camera and two...

Curious About Exeter

Event Date: 
01/01/2019 - 10:00am to 31/12/2019 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter City Centre, starting from Northenhay Gardens

Explore, Discover & Enjoy Exeter with Curious About Exeter

Are you curious about Exeter? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Exeter a fascinating place to explore!

You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and interesting snippets about the history of Exeter and the people that have shaped...

Heritage destinations in Devon now accessible for deaf people

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:19am

For the first time ever, a cluster of tourist destinations in Devon have developed British Sign Language videos (BSL), enabling the Deaf community to have meaningful and engaging experiences with their heritage like never before.

Just in time for Deaf Awareness Week, Seaton Wetlands, Seaton Jurassic, Kents Cavern and National Trust Killerton are the four Devon locations that have so far created the videos in partnership with Heritage Ability.

Heritage Ability is a project helping over 20 heritage places across the South West become more accessible to disabled people and...

Curious About Exeter?

Event Date: 
01/01/2018 - 9:00am to 31/12/2018 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter City Centre, starting from Northenhay Gardens

Explore, Discover & Enjoy Exeter with Curious About Exeter

Are you curious about Exeter? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Exeter a fascinating place to explore!

You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and interesting snippets about the history of Exeter and the people that have shaped...

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