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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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several different attractions

The miniature rail trip through the copper mine was most interesting, lasting about an hour with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Godalming, United Kingdom
A big disappointment not worth the money for what is offered

Very disappointed as the places of interest, bakery etc, all open twice during the day we were... read more

Reviewed 3 days 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.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“rope making” (56 reviews)
“ship inn” (68 reviews)
“train ride” (90 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Morwellham Quay | Near Tavistock, Morwellham PL19 8JL, England
+44 1822 832766
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The miniature rail trip through the copper mine was most interesting, lasting about an hour with clear explanations by the driver Rick. . The Victorian Cottages too were interesting with various trades on display. Very educational and interesting

Thank chartseven
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very disappointed as the places of interest, bakery etc, all open twice during the day we were lucky the lady in the bakery gave a short talk but could not do a demonstration then she appeared at the Rock breaking exhibit and gave another short...More

Thank pajthomas
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited on Sunday as they had a steam fair, with classic cars and a model boat exhibition in one of the outer buildings . When we arrived we decided to visit the mine first and the railway ride into it before it became to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited this great and interesting place and spent many hours looking around..enjoying the exhibits..there are plenty of interesting things to see and hear. The cafe is very nice and theres plenty of choice from snacks to meals..and a good choice of drinks. The staff...More

Thank Jacqui L
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to check it out after getting all year Bicton park tickets. And we were expecting similar to Bicton standards on offer. We arrived to very run down place run with very limited staff and offering little other than collection of old buildings. Site...More

1  Thank Agnieszka P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loads to do and see. Found the talks great and the museum interesting, Mum brakes some bread and made chocolate. Interesting trip through the mine. All the staff had a wealth of experience particularly the train driver in the mine. If the weather had been...More

Thank Beth N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been visiting Morwellham since I was a child and it's one of my favourite places to visit. I never tire of looking around and soaking in all the history. The site has changed a bit over the years and the talks and demonstrations are...More

1  Thank Lisa U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited morewellham quay today with 2 children aged 12 & 10. It cost us £35 for a family ticket plus extra for a mine train ride. I was very disappointed, lack of staff, exhibits that were closed or lacking information and generally not much...More

1  Thank Matt Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our day. The children (10 &8) enjoyed making chocolate lollies, baking bread, making ropes, hammering rocks for copper, going to the Victorian school for a 'lesson', watching the blacksmith, the mine train, etc. Sue was fantastic and incredibly knowledgeable. We will return...More

Thank Rach B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with our children (6+10). We had an amazing day even though the weather wasn't great. Surprised by how good some of the presentations were-especially the rope making. Kids found it interesting and also enjoyed running round the areas just looking around. Would highly...More

Thank julialogan1982
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11 August 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.
3 September 2016|
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Response from Marlene L | Reviewed this property |
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30 August 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