Mount Edgcumbe House

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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.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Museum

Opening hours

House & Earls Garden Apr - Sept, Sun - Thurs.
Park Open all year
House & Earls Garden 11.00 - 4.30pm

Admission charges

Adult £7.20
Child £3.75 (under 5 years free)
Concessions £5.50
Family £12.50 (1 adult and up to 3 children)
Family £16.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children)

Additional info

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.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

The Metta Catharina Exhibition

  • 27 March — 29 September 2017 *on now

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. ONLY OPEN WHEN HOUSE IS OPEN. Ring 01752 822236 to check the house is open.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free with entry to house.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Felted Brooch Workshop

  • 4 June 2017 10am-1pm

Create your own fabulous felted brooches using needle felting techniques. The tutor will supply a workshop kit at the extra cost of £5. Tickets £15.00 p.p.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children



Going Bats at Mount Edgcumbe

  • 10 June 2017 8-10:30pm

Join us for a nocturnal adventure and let our colonies of bats be your guide. With rare species calling Mount Edgcumbe home, you could be in for a real treat with this expedition. Meeting on the terrace at the front of the house at 8pm, the walk will take approx. 2-3 hours and finish off with hot soup and cost £5.00 p.p. Please make sure that you wrap up warm and wear suitable footwear for the walk.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



Crochet hats and flowers

  • 11 June 2017 11:30am-12:30pm

Learn how to crochet a basic beanie hat and make flowers to use as decoration.You will need to bring a 3 - 3.5mm hook and 70 - 100gms of double knit woll of your own choice. A variety of colours will be provided to make the flowers. Booking essential.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children



Three Wishes Faery Festival

  • 16 — 18 June 2017

Welcome one and all to the gathering of the faery clans and the mortal realms in Celtic Cornwall. For three fairytastic days where humans and faerie folk can walk (or fly.) side-by-side in harmony, in celebration of the magical time of midsummer. Step into the fairy ring portal and into the realms of the Fae. Glimpse into fairyland, and experience how the ‘little people’ celebrate their love of the sacred land, for they are the guardians and carers of our earth. For further information about this event, or to book your tickets visit the organisers website

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Tickets from the organisers

Mount Edgcumbe House
PL10 1HZ




01752 822 236


01752 822 199

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.