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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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Good day out but little overpriced

It was a good day out . Very informative and interesting. And the copper mine train ride was good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William B
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Alton, United Kingdom
Great Day enjoyed by all

Fascinating day discovering a little known port way up the Tamar which was once a thriving port... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
822claire
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Morwellham Quay | Near Tavistock, Morwellham PL19 8JL, England
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+44 1822 832766
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a good day out . Very informative and interesting. And the copper mine train ride was good fun :) however we do believe it's a little over exspensive in the fact it cost 56 pounds for 3 adults (£ 11.90 each ) +...More

Thank William B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating day discovering a little known port way up the Tamar which was once a thriving port taking tin to the world. Includes the rebuilt village, interactive talks and presentations, bread making, Victorian School room experience and playground games. the train ride down the mine...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found the experience very poor value for money. Very little interaction from the few people that were in character and the whole area was lifeless. Hardly any live demonstrations and the blacksmith was positively rude when asked questions. Most of the information wae supplied by...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent day out - great value for money. interactive activities, learning experience. old school - could play old games in playground. talks on history of bread & chocolate - interactive decorating choc lolly, moulding bread roll. staff friendly and informative. talks on rope making, rock...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with a family which included a grandparent and a 6 and 10 year old. We arrived at 11 and left at 4 but could of stayed longer. We all took part in chocolate, rope, and bread making which we all enjoyed. We...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had our first visit here today and loved it. The price was very reasonable including the mine train ride. Plenty to do/see for all ages. All staff were dressed in costume and very friendly/knowlegable. Food in the pub was delicious and freshly made. We made...More

Thank vikki173
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our dog on a dull, coolish day. All the staff running the shop, inn etc. were very friendly. We were made to feel welcome and so was our dog. There were a few school parties there who were well behaved and enthusiastic....More

Thank Sue A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes its more expensive than some museums and yes some bits of it are either a bit tired or not really brought to life, but fundamentally this is a two hundred year old mine, archeological site and semi-restored village, not a soft-play centre. Taking a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my parents and children aged 5 & 2. What a fabulous day we had!! Worth every penny. We arrived at opening & were one of the last to leave. Jam packed day of activities perfect for our 5 year old, she was...More

Thank SesOxford
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as we were staying nearby. It cost us over £50 for three of us to get in and go on the train. As it happened, the train was the only thing worth seeing, and the guide, Tim, was informative and friendly. Apart from...More

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Morwellham, Owner at Morwellham Quay- Historic Port and Copper Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are very sorry you feel this way, we run a full program of timed hands on activities throughout the day provided by our living history team. These activities include rope making, a Victorian school experience, History of chocolate, Victorian bakery, rock breaking and costume...More

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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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Yes I would say so! My 10 & 6 year old enjoyed it
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Yes there is, it costs £39.95 and if you book online you will save 10%.
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