Best Exeter Museums, A. Castle Quarter, Exeter

Best Exeter Museums, A. Castle Quarter, Exeter

Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM)

Located on Queen Street in Exeter's Castle Quarter, Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) is a must visit attraction for anyone on holiday in Exeter.

 

Exeter's Underground Passages

An exhibition at Exeter's Underground Passages provides information on this unique attraction and experience. 'No similar system of passages can be explored by the public elsewhere in Britain.' (Source: guidebook available on site)

 

Custom House Visitor Centre

Situated on Exeter's Historic Quayside, the Exeter Customs House Visitor Centre tells the story of Exeter's woollen cloth trade.

 

Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

Head to the University of Exeter to browse the collection of this museum of cinema.

 

Exeter Cathedral

As you would expect from one of England's great buildings, Exeter Cathedral is packed with historical and cultural points of interest.

 

Topsham Museum

Follow the River Exe south and you come to the Exe Estuary and Topsham. Discover the area's history at this local museum. Topsham was known as Exeter's port.

 

Other museums we'd recommend visiting

Torquay Museum

Hop on the train at Exeter and head down to Torquay and Torquay Museum. We particularly like its prehistoric collection.

Note that the famous Kents Cavern is nearby.

 

Torre Abbey

Whilst in Torquay, wander up to the brilliant Torre Abbey. One of our favourite places in Devon.

 

Okehampton Museum of Dartmoor Life

Take a bus to Okehampton to visit English Heritage's Okehampton Castle and the Museum of Dartmoor Life.

 

Plymouth Mayflower Museum

We'd recommend a day trip to Plymouth. Trains leave regularly from Exeter. The Mayflower Museum is located on The Barbican and provides stunning views to sea. Tells the story of the Pilgrim Fathers' voyage on the Mayflower to the New World or America.

 

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

[To be opened in 2020.]

 

Haytor National Park Visitor Centre

If you've travelled to Exeter by car then we'd recommend heading up to Haytor National Park Visitor Centre via the A38 and Bovey Tracey. Excellent displays telling the story of the local area.

 

Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre

From Haytor head to Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre. Postbridge is located in the heart of Dartmoor National Park. Its visitor centre specialises in Dartmoor's prehistory.

 

Dartmoor Prison Museum

Once you've finished at Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre, we'd suggest you continue to Princetown. Dartmoor Prison Museum is located across the way from Dartmoor Prison in Princetown.

 

Princetown National Park Visitor Centre

Situated in the centre of Princetown.