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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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Morwellham Quay an amazing day out 2017

a not to be missed attraction, fascinating historical site, friendly knowledgeable staff, fully... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bangkok, Thailand
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Love places like this. Victorian living museum with lots to see and do for all ages. If you have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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%
  • Terrible6%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Morwellham Quay | Near Tavistock, Morwellham PL19 8JL, England
+44 1822 832766
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Reviewed 6 days ago

a not to be missed attraction, fascinating historical site, friendly knowledgeable staff, fully stocked shop and homemade catering available

Thank mrsmoothie2005
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love places like this. Victorian living museum with lots to see and do for all ages. If you have kids that like Minecraft there is plenty of real life minecraft things going on here even a minecart ride into the copper mines. Rik our punk...More

Thank MPAbromley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is where "Edwardian Farm" was filmed. It is a historical village where the staff are dressed in period costume. You can wander around and see how various things were made in their day, e.g. chocolate, beer, rope making and more. There is also a...More

Thank Kate1872
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here yesterday with my partner. Was a bit apprehensive that it was going to be one of those places solely aimed at families/kids but was pleasantly surprised. There is lots to do, we went on the mine train (the chap running our trip was...More

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely day, we went to all the entertaining and informative talks, provided by the Victorian, dressed staff.

Thank R7837ACjackiep
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were surprised that this place wasn't a lot busier as we visited during the summer holidays. There is a fair bit to see amongst the different buildings and some knowledgable staff around, although not as many in character as we expected. Our main gripe...More

Thank Jwddn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent day out. Reasonable price and plenty to do. Driver of mine tour train is both friendly. Knowledgeable and funny.

Thank Marie R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited about 30 years ago. Our children (12-15years) enjoyed it as much as I had all those years ago! Chocolate demonstration was great fun. Staff very friendly. Ride to mine was worth it although it is very dark in patches so could be daunting for...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got there at 12 and had a picnic. TBH I thought it was too expensive, which is why I haven't been here for years. But we bit the bullet - family ticket + extra for train - ouch! It was a rainy day but there...More

Thank Grassroder
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to this visit as we had often see it on TV. The parking and ticket office were well laid out. It was the high cost of the 2 tickets, even for over 60s! For a young family the annual ticket...More

Thank Roma108
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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