Exeter’s Underground Passages

A visit to Exeter’s Underground Passages is a most unusual event and one of the most exciting things available for young people in the City of Exeter.

The passages welcome bookings from schools, student groups, clubs and societies. Guides at the passages regularly receive letters, stories and pictures from school children who have enjoyed their visits.

Please allow up to 45 minutes for your tour of the passages.  Dating from 14th century, these medieval passages under Exeter High Street are a unique ancient monument: no similar system of passages can be explored by the public elsewhere in Britain. They were built to house the pipes that brought fresh water to the city. Visitors to the Underground Interpretation Centre pass through an exhibition and video presentation before their guided tour.

Not suitable for children under the age of five years old. Visitors should be aware of low vaults, rough or uneven floors, dark areas and that the tunnels are constricted and should not be visited by those that suffer from claustrophobia. Wheelchair and pushchair access is to the exhibition only.

Shopping Hours


9:30am - 5:30pm


9:30am - 5:30pm


9:30am - 5:30pm


9:30am - 5:30pm


9:30am - 5:30pm


9:30am - 5:30pm


10:30am - 4:00pm

01392 665887