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Morwellham Quay- Working Village, Mine & Craft Centre

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Unfortunate weather

Although a little pricey for what there is we had an enjoyable visit on a very wet and windy day... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Trevor Q
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Rugby, United Kingdom
A great day out

We spent a lovely day wandering around Morwellham Quay. We tried rope making, bakery, took a trip... read more

Reviewed yesterday
davec0urt
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Charlbury, United Kingdom
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Morwellham is an award-winning attraction consisting of a working village, mine and craft centre. Travel on the mine train underground into the copper mine to see how copper was mined. There are many interactive and hands on activities including...more
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Morwellham Quay | Tavistock, Morwellham PL19 8JL, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent a lovely day wandering around Morwellham Quay. We tried rope making, bakery, took a trip down the copper mine and had a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting day. The staff were very helpful and the presentations were all very well illuustrated Good food and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Although a little pricey for what there is we had an enjoyable visit on a very wet and windy day. The staff were very knowledgeable and the pub/restaurant was very pleasant.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Trevor Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Morwellham Quay on 27/02/19 after watching the Edwardian Farm on BBC TV. Had a fabulous time, and super fish & chips. Lots to do and a must do - go on the train to the copper mine (say hello to Rik, who is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Morwellham is on the banks of the Tamar, on the Devon / Cornwall border, and in years past was a busy commercial port. Locally mined copper and arsenic were big business. I last visited Morwellham in the 70s, not long after restoration had begun, and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jimmy_the_farmer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely historic Cornish place to visit. Plenty to do and see. Great mine trip deep into the tin/copper mines.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

There is so much to do whether you are young or old. There were a couple of school groups there when we visited on a relatively cold winters day. We were impressed with the activities, yes you made bread rolls and chocolate lollys to take...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank richardjmartin
Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

Over 20 years since our last visit we returned to Morwhellam and were once again charmed by this fascinating site, full of interest and discovery. We had found the on line booking lengthy, tiresome and had managed to get the date wrong for our tickets....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank quetze
Reviewed December 29, 2018

Child friendly from toddlers upwards, Staff are amazing. Well worth a visit especially out of season. Mine train runs at limited times so worth a call to avoid disappointment. Food in the ship inn brilliant and freshly cooked. We will be back

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Margaret C
Reviewed December 27, 2018

We loved unspoilt, unmodernised Morwellham Quay. You can listen to talks on life as it was and the trip through the mine is fascinating. I’m confident that with time and investment this beautiful heritage site will continue to amaze all ages and we will be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BridgetJones123
Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile

Lovely, friendly, and as mentioned in other reviews, personal experience. We love you Rick the elf x

Date of experience: December 2018
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dcoofficer
July 29, 2018|
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Response from 822claire | Reviewed this property |
According to their website the opening hours at 10-5 in October. But if you don't know the area you'd be wise to leave before it gets dark so as to navigate the lanes back to the main road!
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Jackie C
June 16, 2018|
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Response from Peterandle | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes they do, you will get a wheel chair in most places though there are some steep hills unless you park in the disabled car park which is right inside the centre. Be warned there are houses to go upstairs in that do not... More
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savsum
May 29, 2018|
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Response from Peterandle | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes, We took our three year old and nine year old. They should be fine if they are happy to join in with the demonstrations and go exploring. Hope this helps
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