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Cultural benefits

Working at the university means you have access to many of the fantastic facilities available on campus, from our extensive library collection to art galleries and onsite museum as well as cafes and shops. Find out more below:

There are two galleries at the Streatham Campus, which regularly display work by local and nationally acclaimed artists. There is no charge to visit these.

For further information please visit the Fine Art Collection webpages.

Founded in 1994, the Centre contains an enormous collection relating to the history of film and visual media. From shadow puppets to Shirley Temple dolls, from magic lanterns to Marilyn Monroe postcards, there is something to fascinate every visitor. The Centre’s museum is open free of charge to the public. Further information can be found on the Bill Douglas Centre webpages.

Streatham and St Luke’s campuses

The University's Campus Services run a variety of outlets where you can eat and drink on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses in Exeter. For more details, including locations and opening times, visit their cafes and shops page.

The Students' Guild also provide a number of eating and drinking places on the Streatham Campus in Devonshire House, as well as the Lemon Grove bar and entertainment venue in Cornwall House. See their webpages on Guild food outlets and bars for opening hours.

Penryn Campus

The Stannary is a 400-seater restaurant on campus which serves speciality coffees and a full range of hot and cold meals, from roast dinners to pasties, sandwiches, soups and salads. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the week, and from 11am-2pm at weekends.

For further information on food and drink at the Penryn Campus, please visit the Falmouth Exeter Plus website.

A number of daytime and evening lectures, talks and tours are open to staff to attend.

Further information about what’s on can be found on the Events pages.

See the Libraries website for full details of library facilities at the Streatham and St Luke’s campuses.

For information about the library on the Cornwall Campus, which is housed in the Learning Resources Centre (LRC), please see the FXPlus Cornwall library pages.

Sculpture walk

Viewing the University’s sculpture collection, which includes works by Barbara Hepworth, is a great way to discover the Streatham Campus grounds while enjoying the sculptures. There are 24 sculptures set both in the open and in University buildings.


Jubilee water walks

Choose from two walks and an accessible one, to take in some of the beautiful water features of Streatham campus.


Biodiversity trail 

The Grounds and Gardens team have developed a Biodiversity Trail for both St Lukes and Streatham campuses to enable colleagues to see the species supported throughout the year and the techniques they use to support wildlife on campus.


Tree trails

These walks, with accompanying guides for both Streatham and St Luke's campuses provide a route taking in some interesting examples of the fantastic trees on our award-winning grounds, including three Arboretums (tree collections).


Evolution walk

Developed by bioscientist Professor Claire Belcher, Associate Professor in Earth System Science, the walk offers the chance to glimpse ancient worlds and explore the evolutionary history of plants, guiding visitors through the exceptional botanical collections of the University. It comes with a downloadable leaflet to help you follow the walk.


Streatham - visitors' self-guided campus tour

With directions from Exeter St David's station, this is an ideal download for new colleagues, visitors and existing staff wishing to explore more.


Penryn self-guided walking tour

Downloadable guide for a self-guided tour around the campus and buildings of our main Cornwall campus in Penryn.