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Morwellham Quay

Visiting

Opening hours

OPEN EVERY DAY: 1 Nov-23 Dec; 10am to 4pm; Christmas opening times on application

Contact

Tel. 01822 832 766

Details

An award-winning, evocative museum and visitor centre in the heart of the West Devon & Cornwall Mining Landscape World Heritage Site and Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just four miles west of Tavistock the historic port, mine workings and Estate, border the beautiful River Tamar. Amidst towering cliffs and gently rolling farmland, a lost world lives again.

All human life is here as you explore the assay office, step inside the over-crowded miners' cottages and stroll along original quays rides and docks.

For many, a highlight of the visit is the narrow-gauge Mine Railway. Travel by train along the banks of the River Tamar before venturing deep underground in the George & Charlotte copper mine. Here, in their real abandoned workplaces, displays illustrate the harsh working conditions of Victorian miners and our train drivers offer an expert commentary on the technical aspects of hard rock mining.

By way of contrast the Victorian farm and nature reserve offer you the chance to escape the hustle and bustle of 21st century life as you wander through the tranquil countryside with only the wildlife for company.

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Specially selected cottages give you the ideal base for your self-catering holiday

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Holiday Parks

The affordable option for families seeking fun and entertainment

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Lounge in luxury in some excellent locations around the county

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Five Star or No Frills - there are sites to suit everyone

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Explore the South West from these carefully chosen bed and breakfasts

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Youth Hostels

Independent traveller? Youth Hostels enable you to explore on a budget

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