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Morwellham Quay- Historic Port and Copper Mine

Morwellham Quay | Near Tavistock, Morwellham PL19 8JL, England
+44 1822 832766
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Great Place

We went here whilst on holiday in Cornwall. We saw a leaflet for Morwellham, but decided to go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
A Lovely Educational Experience

We visited Morwellham Quay whilst on holiday in Tavistock. On arrival we received a friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joanne G
via mobile
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Morwellham is an award-winning attraction which forms part of a World Heritage site, featuring historic port, village, copper mine and railway just four miles west of Tavistock and bordering the beautiful River Tamar. Discover this lost world with the help of our interactive living history team, a highlight of which is the unique narrow-gauge Mine Railway, travel by train along the banks of the River Tamar before venturing deep underground in the George & Charlotte copper mine, experience the harsh working conditions of Victorian miners.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Morwellham Quay | Near Tavistock, Morwellham PL19 8JL, England
+44 1822 832766
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here whilst on holiday in Cornwall. We saw a leaflet for Morwellham, but decided to go despite the 1.5 hour drive to get there. The entrance is very easy to find. When we went in, the lady at Reception was friendly, and told...More

Thank tillyc_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Morwellham Quay whilst on holiday in Tavistock. On arrival we received a friendly greeting and a full breakdown of where to go and how to get there. The admission prices were fair but the train ride was extra but we'll worth the additional...More

Thank Joanne G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What do you do in late September in Cornwall. Well you come here the venue for the filming of the Edwardian Farm. It really is a very enjoyable place with quite a bit to see. The mine tour is undoubtedly the highlight and well worth...More

Thank bigfootfoodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must. A fun and fact filled day. Great food very reasonable price. We had 1 disabled lady with us and they went over and above to make sure her day was also enjoyable. We did alot we learned alot we saw...More

Thank Elaine V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we arrived on saturday at 11am only 3 other people there by midday about 20 others arrived, very quaint, train ride very interesting with rick the driver, good day out weather nice most of the events were done twice a day, ie chocolate making,rope display,...More

Thank keithlovejoy607
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit (purely by chance) coincided with a vintage festival, which was entertaining. But I question whether we would have given it an "average" mark on another day. At first sight the village is a fascinating display, but apparently it has been largely rebuilt from...More

Thank gl8246
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The miniature rail trip through the copper mine was most interesting, lasting about an hour with clear explanations by the driver Rick. . The Victorian Cottages too were interesting with various trades on display. Very educational and interesting

Thank chartseven
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointed as the places of interest, bakery etc, all open twice during the day we were lucky the lady in the bakery gave a short talk but could not do a demonstration then she appeared at the Rock breaking exhibit and gave another short...More

Thank pajthomas
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Sunday as they had a steam fair, with classic cars and a model boat exhibition in one of the outer buildings . When we arrived we decided to visit the mine first and the railway ride into it before it became to...More

Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

We visited this great and interesting place and spent many hours looking around..enjoying the exhibits..there are plenty of interesting things to see and hear. The cafe is very nice and theres plenty of choice from snacks to meals..and a good choice of drinks. The staff...More

Thank Jacqui L
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August 10, 2017|
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Response from TopshamHotspur | Reviewed this property |
No. You have to pay extra. We thought it was good value for money even so.
September 3, 2016|
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Response from Marlene L | Reviewed this property |
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August 29, 2015|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
I visited earlier this year & the water wheel was not working then but I remember it working a few years ago - probably European Union & their bizarre health & safety regulations which seem to be restricting a lot of our... More