The West Country Sights



Morwellham Quay Review

In the 19th century, Morwellham (pronounced More-wel-am) was England's main copper-exporting port, and it has been carefully restored as a working museum, with quay workers and coachmen in costume. Visitors can board a special train that goes along the River Tamar and into the Charlotte and George Copper Mine. You can hear live folk music played on Sunday afternoons. The site lies 2 miles east of Cotehele House and 5 miles southwest of Tavistock.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Off B3257, Morwellham, PL19 8JL
  • Phone: 01822/832766
  • Cost: £7.95, mine train £3.50
  • Hours: Easter–late July and early Sept.–Oct., daily 10–5; late July–early Sept., daily 10–5:30; Nov.–Easter, daily 10–4.
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  • Location: Tavistock and Environs
Updated: 06-10-2013

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