Great Moor House

Great Moor House is conveniently located at Sowton, next to the Honiton Road Park & Ride and handy for the M5 Motorway.

Services based at Great Moor House

Although the South West Heritage Trust and the Met Office Archive occupy much of the building there are many other services based at Great Moor House:

How to get here

  • By public transport

    There are a number of bus services to and from Great Moor House:

    Service Route to/from
    Red Park and Ride Honiton Road Park and Ride (rear of GMH) to Paris Street (City Centre)
    Limited stops
    B Exeter Business Park/Met Office to City Centre via Union Road and Pinhoe stops at Honiton Road Park and Ride
    56 St Davids Station via Bus station to Honiton Road/Exeter Airport/Woodbury
    Frequency: every hour
    Get off at the Barn Owl stop and cross Honiton Road for GMH
    4, 4A, 4B (Exeter to Axminster and Honiton) View the timetable for services 4, 4A and 4B
    Blue Park and Ride Sowton Park and Ride to Paris Street Walk from Sowton Park and Ride to Great Moor House via industrial estate (approx 20 mins)

  • By car

    The way in
    For vehicles, the official way into GMH is through the Main Gates on Bittern Road. GMH visitors and staff have right of way through this approach road but are not permitted to park on it as it is not Devon County Council property. Those that do park on the approach road may be wheel clamped. There is some on-road parking either side of the main gates at the top of the approach road but the Honiton Road Park & Ride is intended for those travelling into Exeter by bus and its use by GMH staff and visitors is not permitted.

    Car parking
    The South Car Park by the Main Entrance is for visitors, conference members and trainees only. A section is reserved for Devon Record Office visitors. Staff numbered parking spaces in the east and west car parks are allocated to each service on a proportional basis. It is the responsibility of each service to administer the use of its allocated spaces and report any misuse to GMHFM. Entry to GMH car parks is through the main gates off Bittern Road. First left is the west car park. In front of the main entrance is the visitors’ car park. Further on and through the road barriers is the east car park which includes a secure fenced area and 30 additional spaces accessible through the secure fenced area or the Honiton Road Park & Ride. Exit into Moor Lane is left turn only.

    Bicycle arrangements
    Cycle lockers are installed by the north east corner of the building and near the motorcycle area in the visitors car park. Two cycles are available for staff to use for short journeys during working hours. These are maintained by GMHFM and can be booked on 01392 385335 or by email:

Contact us

Great Moor House
Bittern Road

Tel: 01392 385335