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Morwellham Quay- Working Village, Mine & Craft Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Interesting place

We arrived at this quay late on in the day and decided there wasn't enough time to pay the entrance... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ann H
York, United Kingdom
An extraordinary insight into the past

First impressions were of a rather run down attraction, not helped by some dull autumnal weather... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wickham, United Kingdom
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Morwellham is an award-winning attraction consisting of a working village, mine and craft centre. Travel on the mine train underground into the copper mine to see how copper was mined. There are many interactive and hands on activities including...more
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Morwellham Quay | Tavistock, Morwellham PL19 8JL, England
+44 1822 832766
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We recently booked to see Father Christmas with our children , my parents and my sister's with their families. Right from the start it was pouring with rain and seemed like it wouldn't be the day we originally planned. We were right, it was better....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at this quay late on in the day and decided there wasn't enough time to pay the entrance fee and make it worth our while. The entrance fee was quite reasonable, we thought, until we the realised it was an extra charge to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First impressions were of a rather run down attraction, not helped by some dull autumnal weather. However, as we delved into the past, we became more and more impressed with everything there and Morwellham quay really does tell the story of what it was like...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is a wonderful interesting few hours the old copper mine really brings home to you the hardwork and conditions people worked in each exhibit is very informative the train through the underground mine is a must the information you are given at different points...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cpalan55
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I came here about 30yrs ago with my children, this time I was here with my sister and niece. Firstly the price ok but you then have to pay extra for the copper mine train not worth extra which at this time of the year...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

We arrived in the village and were shown to a small car park. The lady who showed us in was very polite and helpful, and asked another member of staff for a timetable of the days' events and was told in front of us by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Road67376628272
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Very interesting look at the History of mining in the area. Went into the Ship Inn for lunch. Ploughmans was excellent, with a lovely wedge of Stilton. The Morwellham ales are also really nice (if you like real ales). Staff very warm and friendly. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SiloamCornwall
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We went as a group of adults to Morwellham Quay and travelled on the mine train. The Halloween event was on and the driver did a good job of making it relatively entertaining for the adults as well as the children. We were disappointed to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris E
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

It was probably good for about nine year olds but overall disappointing and way over priced. No discount as Halloween and to be fair the man on the train did try and make it fun for adults with his humour. However pottery lady didn't even...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sueharrison1001
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Today we went as a family and it seems it was Halloween celebrations. So no 10% off to pay online. £13 pp was definitely expensive and not good value for money. Even for small children! Enjoyed our visit regardless but definitely TLC needed desperately. Just...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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29 July 2018|
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Response from 822claire | Reviewed this property |
According to their website the opening hours at 10-5 in October. But if you don't know the area you'd be wise to leave before it gets dark so as to navigate the lanes back to the main road!
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
30 May 2018|
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Response from Peterandle | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes, We took our three year old and nine year old. They should be fine if they are happy to join in with the demonstrations and go exploring. Hope this helps