Morwellham Quay

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Morwellham Quay: An award-winning, evocative museum and visitor centre in the heart of the Cornwall and West Devon 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.

Costumed staff welcome visitors to the restored port and help to transport you back to the bustling 1860s when heaps of gleaming copper ore filled the quays and a forest of ships' masts lined the river. All human life is here as you explore the assay office, step inside the over-crowded miners' cottages and stroll along original quaysides and docks.

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History Museum:5.5/10
Popularity rank: #10766


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From Tavistock in Devon, follow the brown signs - take the A390 towards Liskeard and bear left after two miles.

From Cornwall, follow the signs on the A390 towards Tavistock and turn right after 1 mile after Gunnislake Bridge.


Opening times (Easter - October):
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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*Admission to the site is free, price relates to entrance to Museum activities


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Address: Morwellham Quay, Near Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8JL, UK
Phone: +44 1822 832766

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