Curious About Exeter?

Event Date: 
01/01/2018 - 9:00am to 31/12/2018 - 5:00pm
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...

Fallen Exeter brothers remembered

Authored by Robin Roper
Posted: Sat, 10/07/2017 - 3:19pm

Items relating to George Henry Baker of Exeter, who died on 10/10/1917 in the Great War, are being gifted to the Devon Heritage Centre after almost 100 years in the north of England.

Exeter Dissenters Graveyard open to visitors next weekend

The Dissenters Graveyard in Exeter will be open to visitors between 11am and 4pm on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September as part of Heritage Open Days.

This is an opportunity to walk through the nearly restored graveyard and browse through the range of information on the histories of the Graveyard, of Dissent, of the monuments and the people associated with site.

At 2.30pm on Saturday, the West Gallery Quire in costume will sing hymns and psalm settings of the 18th and 19th Centuries.

The programme will include hymns by Sir John Bowring, the most distinguished of...

New heritage posts speak of Newton Abbot’s history

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:07pm

Visitors to Newton Abbot can now listen and learn about significant events in the town’s history through new, energy efficient heritage posts.

Positioned by places of historical interest at St. Leonards Tower, one of Newton Abbot’s most recognisable landmarks, Passmore Edwards Library and Courtenay Park, opposite the town’s railway station, the three heritage posts came about through a partnership between Teignbridge District Council, Newton Abbot Town Council and Newton Abbot Museum.

A first of their kind for Teignbridge, the posts are operated by selecting one of a total...

Tim's film-making talents go global

Authored by lparks
Posted: Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:32am

The talents of a Devon film maker and branding expert are playing a key role in the development of a museum more than 7,000 miles away in the Falkland Islands.

Tim Roberts’ Fatcalf Media business has been working with the Falkland Islands Museum & National Trust since 2014 when a chance meeting with the museum’s manager led to a contract to produce a film chronicling the 1982 Argentinean invasion through the eyes of islanders who were children at the time.

As well as featuring emotional interviews with the now adult residents, the film also features material from the...

Interpretation panels developed for East Devon parks

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:44pm

History of much loved East Devon parks and gardens will be captured for posterity thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund award of £9,500

Interpretation panels for each of East Devon District Council’s eight parks and gardens are currently being developed by the council using information provided by local museums and local community members/groups. East Devon’s in-house design team are currently producing these ready for installation this spring.

The panels and a trail leaflet for this project have been made possible thanks to a £9,500 grant, which East Devon District Council...

Professional storytellers adopt a tale from Exeter’s past

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:10pm

Exeter-based KOR Communications has adopted a rare piece of the city’s history, as part of Exeter Library’s Adopt a Book initiative.

Launched by the Library’s Senior Supervisor Joanne Cousins, the Adopt a Book scheme aims to raise funds for the restoration and preservation of a collection of rare and ancient books in the Library’s special collection archives.

Run by Libraries Unlimited, the charity and social enterprise responsible for all of Devon’s Library services, Exeter Library is home to over 6,000 rarely seen items, dating back to 1480. Joanne launched Adopt a Book...

Rescued graveyard on display for heritage day

A historically-important city graveyard, which has been brought back from neglect and disrepair, will be on display to the public this weekend as part of an national heritage event. <SEPT 10-11>

At least 1,300 Dissenters - Protestants who dissented from the strictures of the Anglican Church - were buried in a small plot off Magdalen Road in Exeter between 1748 and 1854– known as the Dissenters’ Graveyard.

The graveyard will be open to the public this Saturday <September 10> and Sunday <September 11> for visitors to discover the progress made on the...

See some of Exeter finest buildings - for free!

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 09/07/2016 - 11:44am

Some of Exeter’s most fascinating buildings will open their doors to the public free of charge next week for Heritage Open Days.

Among those taking part are Exeter’s Guildhall, the Barnfield Theatre, Princesshay ,Tuckers Hall, 21 The Mint, various Red Coat Guided tours and Exeter’s Underground Passages. The event runs from Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 September.

Many of the venues participating are not usually open to the public or otherwise charge an entry fee. This is a unique opportunity to explore these sometimes hidden, often curious, and always interesting places. This...

Explore Poltimore House and grounds on Heritage Open Day

Poltimore House and Grounds are open with free entry on Sunday 11th September from 11 - 4pm.

There will be a children's trail and quiz (50p entry), an archery demonstration with the chance to try it for yourself for a small fee and Tudor dancing.

Come and see for yourself all that has been achieved at this historic Exeter house.

Our visitors quite often say "oh but you haven't done anything".

On the contrary the house has been slowly dried out after the corrugated iron roof was placed over it, the grounds have been cleared and replanted, the courtyard in the...