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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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Good day out with kids

We visited Morwellham Quay on our way back to London. We tried this as with the membership in Bicton park, there is no entrance fees for visiting MQ. Surprisingly the Kids enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karthik K
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Morwellham Quay on our way back to London. We tried this as with the membership in Bicton park, there is no entrance fees for visiting MQ. Surprisingly the Kids enjoyed the train ride to copper mine and all there were plenty of activities catered for children. This would be an excellent day out with kids on a sunny... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an excellent day out with 5 and 6 year olds, parents and grandparents. We arrived rather sceptically having last visited approximately 25 -30 years ago! Every where was really quiet on our arrival and there didn't seem much going on. How wrong that turned out to be. Firstly we made rope, then moved on to investigating chocolate and making... More 

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Thank Sue S
Southampton
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We brought our American friends here as a surprise as their family were the descendants from the blacksmith at Morwellham Quay who then emigrated to the US. The weather was atrocious and all I wanted to do was take photos but was not aware that to walk around you needed to purchase a ticket, this isn't obvious. My husband and... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I bought a family membership in time for Christmas so that we could spend time at Morwellham Quay, and Bicton House which is also part of the package. None of us had been here before, so didn't know what to expect. It really is a beautiful area, and we came just after New Year. It was so quiet, obviously people... More 

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Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Perhaps because we visited out of season in March they were not fully staffed, but we found this disappointing compared with what seemed to be offered in the Centre's publicity leaflet. The very few staff in costume seemed far too pre-occupied to engage with paying customers, which left me wondering why they were there! We had paid on-line in advance... More 

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Maidstone, Kent, UK
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83 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The last time I visited Morwellham was over 25 years ago and as I was in the area I would visit again to bring back memories. I was greeted by a lady who worked at the site who politely told me where I could buy a ticket and once the ticket was brought, she took me on a 40 minute... More 

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South Devon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

The more you get involved, the more you will get out of the day. There are limits to the numbers that can be involved on some of the activities so some parental/adult planning advised. We last went there with our children many years ago and this time with our grand children and still a slow burner of a day. In... More 

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Callington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I am local to Morwellham quay and have been here on a number of occasions throughout the years. I recently walked along the tamar trail with my dog and sat down for a rest here, a young lady came out and politely asked if I wanted to look around and if so I could buy a ticket in the pub,... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

A bit off the beaten track,(we found it by luck.)It was well worth the visit ,in fact we went back again.So much of interest to see and to hear,the experience helped by very knowledgeable staff.We had a pot of tea and a snack at the village cafe,then went on to the Micro Brewery.Allow plenty of time to wander and peruse... More 

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spikeybb
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82 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

We visited Morwellham Quay in October and it's clearly not the time of year to go. The village was very quiet and a lot of the side attractions were closed. We did attend the Guide's talk, which we happen to come across by chance, and he was very informative and knowledgeable and made the day more pleasurable. The mine was... More 

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