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2022 Exe-X South West Alumnae Group – private evening tour of Exeter’s historic Guildhall FULLY BOOKED

Meet fellow female graduates and discover one of Exeter’s most interesting buildings

What goes on behind those huge oak doors next to the Turk’s Head pub? One of the oldest buildings in Exeter, the Guildhall is not only a structure of outstanding architectural interest, but is still used regularly for a variety of civic functions. Many of the most dramatic events of Exeter’s history were played out here. Since the Middle Ages, Kings have been received and entertained here. In the 15th Century men and women were confined overnight in the hall before facing execution the next day on a scaffold outside. Here the Tudor Chamber met to take action against rebellious armies outside the city walls and determined the city's course as it rose to commercial prosperity. Lord Mayors have been elected, Members of Parliament chosen, Honorary Aldermen appointed… and now you too can make history, as one of the Guildhall’s knowledgeable Mace Sergeants conducts our private tour, referencing in particular the history of notable women connected to the Guildhall and to Exeter.

Event details

The event is £6 including refreshments - please bring cash on arrival 

You are welcome to join us afterwards at the adjacent Turk’s Head pub for drinks and informal networking of our women’s graduate group.  


This event is currently fully booked. To be placed on the waiting list please email