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Morwellham &<br>Tamar Valley Trust, Tavistock

Morwellham &
Tamar Valley Trust

Morwellham Quay
Tavistock
Devon
PL19 8JL
Tel: +44(0)1822-832766
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Tamar Valley Trust online: information and bookings


An award-winning, evocative museum and visitor centre based around the historic port and mine workings on the River Tamar. Here in the heart of the spectacular Tamar Valley, 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 busy assay office, marvel at the over-crowded miner's cottages and stroll through the delightful, walled gardens.

There's also an opportunity for you to play your part! Authentic replica costumes are available for you to promenade through the village, while the children find out what life was really like working on the "dressing-floors" of the mine or acting as servants in the "Manager's House".

For many a highlight of the visit is the journey underground into the copper mine. Here son et lumiere 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.

Whether you've an interest in Cornish mining, Victorian history, shipping in the age of sail, cottage gardens, reed-beds, old farm machinery, or if you simply want a continually stimulating and entertaining day out Morwellham Quay is the place to visit!

Morwellham &<br>Tamar Valley Trust, Tavistock

With Disabled Access: Yes

Facilities
Restaurant, Tea Room, Picnic Area, Children, Car Park, Private Group Tours, School Tours Available, Dogs on lead allowed in Gardens,

Weddings and Conferences
Licensed for reception up 65.
Conference facilities available up to 45.

Admission
Please refer to website for opening times and admission prices

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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