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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

Enjoyed all Morwellham Quay had to offer. The staff were excellent with lots to do throughout the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
West Sussex, United Kingdom
A good day out

A great way to spend the day, lots to look at and activities to participate in. Good walks and lots... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mike p
Plymouth, 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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  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Morwellham Quay | Near Tavistock, Morwellham PL19 8JL, England
+44 1822 832766
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed all Morwellham Quay had to offer. The staff were excellent with lots to do throughout the day. Almost didn't have time to see it all !

Thank 861caroline
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great way to spend the day, lots to look at and activities to participate in. Good walks and lots of helpful staff.

Thank mike p
Reviewed 1 week ago

TV screens provide a good amount of information but it doesn’t “live”. It needs more staff in period costumes to bring it to life, the place is virtually deserted and we felt that it really didn’t offer value for money Food in the "pub" (disappointing...More

1  Thank Pete C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here with a large family party and we had a fantastic time - learning about Victorian schools, houses, chocolate and baking, gold panning, riding on the copper mine train and dressing up as Victorians. It was a ragged Victorians weekend as well and the...More

Thank Clare K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Morwellham Quay and although the weather was rainy, we had a fabulous time. This is an outdoor centre, but as long as it isn't too cold it's fine if you find you have some spare hours on a rainy day. The staff...More

Thank Alpa A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited whilst on holiday in area had watched edwardian farm featuring ruth alex and peter which was filmed here.lovely place restored buildings blacksmiths lime kilns sailing ship on the river tamar farm animals ship inn (bit disappointing) and paid extra for the copper mine train(well...More

Thank Darren A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seven of us including our two young grandchildren visited this attraction. The weather wasn't good, but despite this we were expecting to be entertained. The first disappointment came when we were asked to pay extra to go on the underground railway, which turned out to...More

1  Thank Mike W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful day here very informative and interesting very good for children and adults alike although being disabled l was not left behind on anything copper train ride amazing

Thank christopher g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mum, dad and two kids thoroughly enjoyed our day out at Morwellham. We arrived at 10:30 and left at 16:30, finding ample to do despite the drizzle. The mine railway was excellent and the obvious highlight. As annual members of Bicton Park, this element was...More

1  Thank TopshamHotspur
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A superb dog friendly day out which is suitable for disabled people... it was incredibly informative and the staff are so informative, kind and helpful. They have a buggy service to take you to the train if you are disabled... the train is excellent and...More

Thank R0bb1e2014
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Hi, Can you please let me know if i could manage a visit on a small mobility scooter?
3 September 2016|
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Response from Marlene L | Reviewed this property |
Already answered your question
Enjoyed our visit this summer, three generations of the family found it fun and fascinating. Question: When we visited a few years ago, the farm area was open and the large water wheel turned.... What happened to these?
29 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
Jill M
Is there a cafe here?
15 July 2015|
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Response from Bibi913 | Reviewed this property |
I saw people taking their own pack lunch and eating AL FRESCO as well.