Mount Edgcumbe House
01752 822 236
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Mount Edgcumbe House is the former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Set in Grade I Cornish Gardens within 865 acres Country Park on the Rame Peninsula, South East Cornwall.
Whether you are searching for a venue for a family outing or group visit, enthused by the magnificent Grade I Cornish gardens and famous historic house, combining your visit with a cruise of the River Tamar, looking for a civil wedding venue or viewing the national collection of camellias you are invited to come and explore, enjoy, learn its history or even dream awhile.
Mount Edgcumbe House was first built in the 1500s and was restored after World War Two. It is jointly owned by Cornwall Council and Plymouth City Council and is one of the regions most popular historic tourist destinations.
Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Museum
House & Earls Garden Apr - Sept, Sun - Thurs.
Park Open all year
House & Earls Garden 11.00 - 4.30pm
Child £3.75 (under 5 years free)
Family £12.50 (1 adult and up to 3 children)
Family £16.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
The House and Earl's Garden (admission charged) is open Sunday to Thursday and Bank Holiday Monday between 11am and 4.30pm, 28 March to 3 October 2010. Group bookings can also be arranged in March and October. The house is available for civil wedding and civil partnership ceremonies plus conferences.
The wider park is open year round, daily from 8am to dusk and is free to the public. The free area of the park includes the National Camellia Collection, the majority of the formal gardens and the Orangery Restaurant.
The Metta Catharina Exhibition
The Metta Catharina exhibition tells the story of the wreck of the 18th century brigantine lost off the coast of Mount Edgcumbe Park in 1786 carrying a precious cargo of leather. The exhibition also tells the incredible tale of the divers who discovered the wreck and spent 30 years battling to uncover her secrets. A fun packed, informative exhibition for families to enjoy with lots of artifacts to see. Entry fee to the house also includes entry to this exhibition. Ring 01752 822236 to check the house is open.
Paintings of the Past
An introduction to the paintings on display at Mount Edgcumbe. Find out what stories lie behind the images and maybe something from behind the scenes. Ticket price of £5 includes entry to the house and gardens after the talk.
Cost: £5 (includes entry to the house and gardens)
A guided walk with our resident expert. Learn all about the history of the buildings in the park and see the recent studies of the English Garden House by the University of Pennsilvania.
NOTE: This event must be pre-booked. Please ring 01752 822236.
NOTE: This event must be pre-booked. Please ring 01752 822236.Cost: £5