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morwhellam Quay, Tavistock

(3.9/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
Morwellham Quay is an historic river port in Devon, England that developed to support the local mines. The port had its peak in the Victorian era and is now run as a tourist attraction and museum. It is the terminus of the Tavistock Canal, and has its own copper mine.The open-air museum includes the restored 19th-century village, the docks and quays, a restored ship, the George and Charlotte copper mine which is toured by a small train, a Victorian farm and a nature reserve with trails.In July 2006, UNESCO (the cultural arm of the United Nations) awarded World Heritage Site status to the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape area. Morwellham is strategically sited at the centre of the Tamar Valley Mining District which, together with nearby Tavistock, forms the easternmost gateway area to the rest of the World Heritage Site.The industrial Heritage museum is an Anchor Point of ERIH, The European Route of Industrial Heritage.
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  • We are members of Morwhellam Quay and never got bored going there, there's the choclate experience, mine train, brilliant park, museum, rope making, school, animals and loads more, you can definitely ...  more »
  • Because it was midweek and winter there were not many visitors but the lady guide gave us a tour round and answered lots of questions. We learnt a lot about the importance of the Quay to the local eco...  more »
  • I hadn't been to morwellham quay since a school trip at the age of 8, I loved it then and I love it now. It is a simple place with no gimmicks and because of that makes the experience all the more mag...  more »
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  • What a great place. If you appreciate history and a but of culture this is the place for you. Surrounding area is stunning and the views are to die for. Great value for money
  • Excellent place to take your children to how things were in the bygone days. Loved going down the mine too. Beautiful countryside
  • Great place, lots of things to do. Would go there again
  • Lovely place to visit. Plenty of things to see and do. The trip on the mine cart was really good. The blacksmith spent time talking about projects and demonstrating work.
  • Lots of things to do if you have kids. The lady that does the school house reenactment was great.