Heritage Open Day at Poltimore House

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 house...

Heritage Open Day

Event Date: 
11/09/2016 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Poltimore House, Exeter

Join us to explore the grand old mansion Poltimore House and it's lovely grounds.

House and grounds open for free for Heritage Open Weekend. Join us and try your hand at archery, enjoy the kids heritage quiz and watch tudor dancing in our very onw tudor courtyard.

Our Chapel Cafe will be open for light lunches and snacks throughout the afternoon.

Exeter City agree formation date

The Grecians were formed in 1901. That is the date that has been agreed by the Club and Trust boards after a period of consultation with supporters.

Research has shown that it was after the 1900/1 season that St Sidwell’s United was formed. They played their first ever game – a 4-2 friendly victory at home to Dawlish on 21 September 1901. Contemporary newspaper reports refer to St Sidwell’s as “a new organisation” and “a newly-formed club”.

United moved into St James Park for the 1903/4 season and then at their AGM on 31 May 1904 voted to change their name to Exeter City....

Introduction to Stonemasonry - workshop

Event Date: 
07/05/2016 - 10:00am to 08/05/2016 - 5:00pm
Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton EX6 6PB

A Dartmoor Arts project 2-day weekend course: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May 2016. At Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton EX6 6PB. 10am - 5pm, £60/£50

This is a comprehensive introduction to the skills, techniques, tools and purposes of stonemasonry with 2 experienced tutors, Trevor Clarke and Ben Martin. You will learn how to use and maintain tools, practice masonry and letter carving techniques and can work on a project of your own, carve an inscription or a 3D piece, or both. All materials and tools are provided. The course will include a tour of Castle Drogo, currently undergoing...

Curious About Exeter

Event Date: 
30/06/2016 - 9:00am to 31/12/2017 - 6:00pm
Exeter City Centre, starting from Northenhay Gardens

Are you curious about Exeter? Looking for an 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 unique and compelling city!

You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and salty stories about Exeter's history.


Enjoy being curious!

Devon ranks highly for recognising heritage value

Devon ranks highly within the UK for recognising the immense value and potential for learning from its many unique heritage sites, according to a new report.

Britain’s heritage is much-loved but its value and potential is being underused in some places, says the independent RSA think-tank in association with the Heritage Lottery Fund, in a new heritage index published last week, (23 September 2015).

Devon is among all 379 local authority areas in England, Scotland and Wales that have been ranked for their heritage assets – built, archaeological, cultural and natural – the...

Exeter Dissenters Graveyard open days

Event Date: 
12/09/2015 - 11:00am to 13/09/2015 - 4:00pm
Bull Meadow Road, Exeter

The Dissenters Graveyard will be open to visitors between 11am and 4pm on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September.

Visitors can:

  • see work in progress to reverse the ravages of time and vandalism and what more needs to be done
  • view a collapsed underground vault and the entrance to an intact underground vault
  • inspect transcribed copies of many of the grave inscriptions
  • read short biographies of some of those buried there

Theatrical performance tours on the theme of Dissent in Exeter will terminate at the graveyard at...

Exeter project wins lottery funding

Authored by Lesley Lake
Posted: Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:36pm

Exeter Historic Buildings Trust (EHBT) has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, ‘Monks in the Refectory’.

Led by EHBT, the project has been given £7,500 towards creating a set of five new interpretation panels, which will help visitors to 21 The Mint (the former refectory wing of 11th century St Nicholas Priory) to understand daily life in the Priory.

EHBT’s mission statement is to preserve for the benefit of the people of Exeter, buildings in and around Exeter of particular historic or architectural merit.

The Trust identified a gap in...

Poltimore House : Heritage Open Day

Event Date: 
13/09/2015 - 11:00am
Poltimore House and Grounds, Exeter

Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s architecture and culture by allowing visitors free access to interesting properties that are either not usually open, or would normally charge an entrance fee. Heritage Open Days also includes tours, events and activities that focus on local architecture and culture. This year's openings around the country take place between 6th and 9th September.

As part of this event there will be an opportunity to explore the historic Poltimore House site where information will be available about Poltimore's past, current and future plans and projects as...

RAMM : Heritage Open Day

Event Date: 
12/09/2015 - 11:00am
RAMM, Queen Street, Exeter

Join a free 60-minute tour of RAMM’s permanent displays.

11am and 2pm


Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

All tours of RAMM’s galleries are available for private group bookings on mutually agreed dates. One-hour volunteer presentations are available for groups and society: RAMM or St Nicholas Priory (minimum donation of £40 to the RAMM Development Trust) or the 22,...