Mount Edgcumbe House

Mount Edgcumbe House

Mount Edgcumbe is a stately home located in the grounds of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. It enjoys a magnificent setting in South East Cornwall and overlooks Plymouth Sound and the River Tamar.

Mount Edgcumbe House was originally built c.1550 by Sir Richard Edgcumbe and its collections encapsulate the story of this fascinating English aristocratic family. The Mount Edgcumbe painting collection reflects the individual tastes and idiosyncrasies of the Edgcumbe family as well as demonstrating traditional collecting patterns. Notable works include paintings by the Dutch painter Gerard van Edema, Willem van de Velde II and two paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds.

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  • Captain Edgcumbe RN

    Portrait of Captain Edgcumbe RN by Joshua Reynolds

  • A Calm Sea With Two Fishing Boats

    Fishing boats by Willem van de Velde II

  • John Gilbert

    Dr John Gilbert, Bishop of Salisbury, Archbishop of York (father of Emma, wife of 1st Earl of Mount Edgcumbe) by Thomas Hudson

  • Mt Edgcumbe Estate Workers

    Painting of Mount Edgcumbe Estate Workers by Nicholas Condy

  • Charles II

    Charles II (1630-1685) (wearing robes and Order of the Garter) by Peter Lely

Admission & prices

The country park is open from 8am until dusk all year round

Admission is free

The house is open:

April to September

Sunday to Thursday

11am until 4.30pm
(last entry 4pm).

Prices:

Adults: £7.20

Concessions: £5.50

Children £3.75

Families:
£12.50 (1 adult and up to 3 children)
£16 (2 adults and up to 3 children)

Group rates available

Free entry for Friends of Mount Edgcumbe.

Find us

On foot: Park in Stonehouse, Plymouth and take the Cremyll ferry to the gates of Mt Edgcumbe Country Park.
By Car: Follow signs to the village of Millbrook and then take the road to Cremyll which passes several entrances to Mt Edgcumbe Country Park.

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  • The Deer Garden

    The Deer Garden

    The year 2015 marked the 500th anniversary of the imparking of the deer at Mount Edgcumbe: On June 30 1515 King Henry VIII (by the Grace of God, King of England, France and Lord of Ireland) issued the following licence:......

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  • The Knot Garden

    The Knot Garden

    The area immediately to the west of the House has long been in a kind of limbo: part car park, part mudbath after rain, and definitely not a thing of beauty......

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Information

  • Parking available
  • Toilets On-Site
  • Wheelchair access
  • Cafe on-site
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

The Stables cafe is now open daily from 10.30 to 4.30, serving all day breakfast, home cooked meals and soups, freshly cut sandwiches, cream teas, cakes and fair trade coffee.

Call 01752 823 823 for further information.

Mount Edgcumbe House
Cremyll
Torpoint
Cornwall
England
Torpoint
PL10 1HZ

T: 01752 822236
E: mt.edgcumbe@plymouth.gov.uk

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Mount Edgcumbe House

Mount Edgcumbe House
Cremyll
Torpoint
Cornwall
England

Torpoint, CORNWALL PL10 1HZ