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Morwellham Quay

  • 2 Memberships
  • 1 Family Day Tickets
  • 3 Events for 2014
A fun day out for all the family

Morwellham Quay is an award-winning museum attraction which forms part of a World Heritage site, featuring historic port, village, copper mine & railway just four miles west of Tavistock and bordering the beautiful River Tamar.

Discover this lost world with the help of our interactive living history team, a highlight of which is the narrow-gauge Mine Railway, travel by train along the banks of the River Tamar before venturing deep underground in the George & Charlotte copper mine, experience  the harsh working conditions of Victorian miners.

Try on costumes and look like a Victorian lady gent or child, visit the pottery, animals and historic wooden sailing ketch Garlandstone.  Escape the hustle and bustle of 21st century life as you wander through this enchanting village and countryside beyond. Relax recharge and refresh in the Ship Inn; our shop is stocked with a wide range of gifts including iron work and pottery made on site.

If you or your group want a stimulating and entertaining day out, Morwellham Quay is the place to visit.

Literary Festival & Book Fair on 27th July
Those looking for a cultural experience, budding writers and poets, as well as avid readers, will enjoy the Literary Festival and Book Fair. 
In the morning beware of the Bodmin Jailers who will be visiting to explain some of the horrors of going to jail!
Local authors, including Tania Crosse, James Crowden and Ted Sherrell, plus performance poet, The Bard of Exeter, and poets Sonia Hendy-Isaac and Mantie Lister will be reading from their published works, answering your questions and signing copies of their latest books. 
Books are for sale from a number of book stalls specialising in rare, old, new and local history publications, plus cards and ephemera.  
Writing workshops for ages 10 – 16 will take place at 12.30 and at 2.30 led by poet Mantie Lister.
Queen Victoria’s Visit on 13th August
On Wednesday 13th August  ‘Queen Victoria’ will be arriving at 11.30 for a day of royal celebration with everyone in their best clothes, just as she did in 1856. In her diary she declared of the River Tamar and surrounding area “I never saw anything finer of its kind”.
Food and Drink Festival on 24th August
Locally produced and sourced food and drink will be the highlight of the day on Sunday 24th August when Morwellham Quay hosts the Food and Drink Festival. Growers, producers and sellers from across the West Country will be tempting you with tasty dishes and thirst-quenching drinks.

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Morwellham Membership

Morwellham Day Tickets

Purchasing a joint Bicton and Morwellham membership gives you free access to both attractions. Annual Membership lasts for 12 months from date of purchase and brings many benefits, including 5% discount in the gift shops and restaurants. Membership also makes an ideal gift for friends and family.

We are offering a 10% discount if you order your Day Ticket online using this coupon code QVD13 at checkout.

Why not pre order your Morwellham Quay fun day out entrance tickets online before you visit us or buy a friend a day out at Morwellham as a gift for a special occasion. Remember if you decide to become a member on the day we will deduct the entrance fee from the membership cost.


Details on new event and family days will be available nearer the time so register here for news updates by email

Morwellham Quay is a historic village port and copper mine set in the Tamar Valley near Tavistock Devon. This attraction is ideal for family days out to while away your time exploring this delightful living history attraction. Everything you need to have a great family day is available, lunch or a cup of tea at the ship inn or buy traditional gifts from the Quay shop. So if you are visiting Devon on holiday and are looking how to fill your days out, bring the family along to visit the animal petting area, try out rope making, take a ride on the mine train, or take a walk through the valley along the beautiful marked out pathways. We also cater for groups and school educational visitor with guides in traditional costume to give talks on the varied different aspects of the village and its associated industries that once made this a thriving community.  We also put on throughout the year many different special events for your family to enjoy. We put on days that will want you to come back time and time again for those days out of enjoyment that we in Devon can only do. Listed as one of the best family days out in Devon by the tourist board Morwellham Quay is looking forward to seeing you and your family soon. For more detail and information please feel free to contact us on 01822 832766. family

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