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Morwellham Quay- Historic Port and Copper Mine

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Address: Morwellham Quay | Near Tavistock, Morwellham PL19 8JL, England
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+44 1822 832766
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Morwellham is an award-winning attraction which forms part of a World...

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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Friendly and informative

This is a return visit after about ten years. Very little change to most areas except that they appear cleaner and tidier. Information boards or panels describing each of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
5062mike
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Cornwall
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Cornwall
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a return visit after about ten years. Very little change to most areas except that they appear cleaner and tidier. Information boards or panels describing each of the attractions are perfectly adequate and they now have information films (DVDs) showing in at least two areas. Lunch in The Ship Inn was fine and reasonably priced. Enjoyed the train... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Morwellham last week during our holiday stay in Devon. If i'm honest we probably only ended up going here on the back of it being a dog friendly attraction, which there werent too many of in the area of Devon we were staying in but we were all pleasantly suprised and all really really enjoyed it! Theres so... More 

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Thank Bruffy84
Launceston, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this amazing site based in the Tamar valley, situated near the market town of Tavistock and Callington. This is a fantastic little village which shows the history of the former working port of Morwelham. With its mining heritage, and hard way of life, it pictures life from the schooling age upwards. An amazing day out next to the... More 

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Thank Rob B
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting visit, with the ride on the train through the mine being the highlight, Tim the driver was a true font of knowledge. More detail needs to be given to things like the benchs, several of which needed either repair or decorating.

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Thank Brian H
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here in the Easter holidays! The kids loved the mine train as did the dog! And Also the Victorian school! We arrived here a bit late in the day to enjoy the dressing up, will return.

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Thank Becki S
Brussels, Belgium
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Morwellham Quay on a rainy bank holiday Monday, but the rain did not affect our visit. There are so many interesting buildings to explore, and histories learn that you soon forget the weather. There was a full timetable of events, hosted by staff in period costume, including the old schoolhouse, 'child labour', bread making, chocolate lolly making, a... More 

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Thank PDS1980
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience. They have everything extremely organized that you easily spend there the whole day and enjoy every minute of it. A must to go with the family

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Thank Enriqueta N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a wet day and wasn't expecting much ....but was surprised we had a lovely time went around the cottages , saw the blacksmith working .the highlight was the mine train Rick our driver was fantastic!!! Extremely friendly and knowledgeable!!! A real credit to morwellham. Lunch in the ship inn was fast and delicious! Will definitely be visiting again... More 

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Thank halo1980
Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a rain filled day the mine train and driver rick made our day. Well done and will be back. Will play another trip in the summer.

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Thank angelusbarnett
UK
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited not really knowing much of Morwellham but at the end of the day we knew lots. The staff have a passion and enthusiasm to explain the significance and history of the area in a manner that appeals to all ages. There are many restored buildings and sessions to explain how the used to do and make things, quite... More 

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