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Morwellham Working Village, Mine & Craft Centre

Morwellham is an award-winning attraction which forms part of a World Heritage site, featuring historic port, village, copper mine and 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 unique 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. New for April/May 2015 our Chocolate Experience!

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

At Morwellham you will find plenty to do to keep you and the children entertained and occupied during your visit. We suggest you allow two to four hours, or even the whole day, in order to fully explore this fascinating village.

All the cottages and workshops are open for you to wander through: compare the wealthy Harbour Master’s house to the squalor of the miner’s cottage;  Talk to the Blacksmith about his hot, dirty but vital work at the forge and watch the potter as she throws a pot on her wheel;  Try on costumes and look like a Victorian lady, gent or child.

Join in with the Living History Guides’ hands-on activities, demonstrations and tours which give fascinating insights about the people who lived and worked here: 

  • Lend a hand making a rope;
  • Join a Victorian school lesson;
  • Earn four pence a day as a child labourer;
  • Board the Garlandstone for life at sea;
  • Experience life’s daily chores in Ruth’s Cottage;
  • New for May/June 2015 our Chocolate Experience!

Take a trip on the famous mine train into the George & Charlotte copper mine for a fascinating insight into the harsh living and working conditions in the 19th Century.

Escape the hustle and bustle of 21st century life as you wander through this enchanting village and the 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. 

Morwellham Quay
Morwellham
Tavistock
PL19 8JL