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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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we took our grandson here and he loved most of it, the only thing he wouldn't do was go in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
julie g
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Gunnislake, United Kingdom
Needs some life

We went specifically to see the vessel Garlandstone as we had family connection with it from 1914... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
konamerlo
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Rogiet, 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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Morwellham Quay | Near Tavistock, Morwellham PL19 8JL, England
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+44 1822 832766
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Reviewed 2 days ago

we took our grandson here and he loved most of it, the only thing he wouldn't do was go in the victorian class room. It is great dressing in the old costume's, making a chocolate lolly and learning how chocolate is made and where it...More

Thank julie g
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went specifically to see the vessel Garlandstone as we had family connection with it from 1914. The lady in the reception area, was very helpfully and assured us that two of the staff in the grounds would provide all help. Wrong! When we explained...More

Thank konamerlo
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a rather disappointing day out. We travelled here from holiday cottage in Bideford, expecting to see authentic copper mine village, with staff in authentic costume. Such a let down. All looks dilapidated with need of some investment to touch up all the properties...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as a family with two small children (5 and 2yrs), two parents and four grandparents. We all had a lovely time, it's interesting and informative without being too much. The mine trip is well worth the extra money and the tour guide was...More

1  Thank PaddingtonBearW2
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found it quite expensive. We booked online so got 10% off for each of us, but we still had to pay to go on the copper mine train. And the tea room was very expensive. The copper train was interesting, but there was so...More

Thank Till S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Welcoming without being intrusive, lovely to wander about and spend time looking at whatever is liked in particular without buing 'guided'. Some 'characters in costume' are quite false and not needed in my opinion, the exception was the guide/driver on the mine tour train who...More

Thank CotswoldsMidge
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a relief to be able to take the dog almost everywhere on the site. We had a great time, with a wheelchair loaned out for my husband with great helpfulness; we also got a ride up to the Mine entrance on a buggy so...More

3  Thank Shirley B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the train ride. Tim, driver made it very interesting and informative. Other staff friendly and helpful, especially in the main entrance shop. If you have to keep any children happy, than there are things for them to do-making chocolate, bread and ropes. You...More

Thank Val K
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

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 11 June 2018

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

1  Thank 822claire
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Jackie C
16 June 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
30 May 2018|
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Yes I would say so! My 10 & 6 year old enjoyed it
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Mandie W
4 May 2018|
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Yes there is, it costs £39.95 and if you book online you will save 10%.
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