Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust

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Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust Blackdown Barn


All human life is here as you explore the assay office, step inside the over-crowded miners' cottages and stroll along original quaysides and docks. 

For many, a highlight of the visit 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. Here, in their real abandoned workplaces, displays illustrate the harsh working conditions of Victorian miners and our train drivers offer an expert commentary on the technical aspects of hard rock mining. 

By way of contrast the Victorian farm and nature reserve offer you the chance to escape the hustle and bustle of 21st century life as you wander through the tranquil countryside with only the wildlife for company. 

Whether you've an interest in Cornish mining, Victorian history, shipping in the age of sail, cottage gardens, reed-beds, old farm machinery, or if you simply want a continually stimulating and entertaining day out, Morwellham Quay is the place to visit: There’s 200 acres for you to enjoy!'