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The West Country Sights

Morwellham Quay

  • Off B3257 Map It
  • Morwellham
  • Museum Village

Updated 05/28/2014

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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 George and Charlotte Copper Mine. There are occasional folk music performances on Sunday between 11 and 2. The site lies 2 miles east of Cotehele House and 5 miles southwest of Tavistock.

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Off B3257, Morwellham, PL19 8JL, England

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Sight Details:

  • £8.95, mine train £3.50
  • Mar.–May and Sept.–Oct., daily 10–5; June–Aug., daily 10–5:30; Nov.–Feb., daily 10–4

Updated 05/28/2014


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