Mount Edgcumbe House

Mount Edgcumbe House

Mount Edgcumbe is a stately home located in the grounds of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, enjoying a magnificent setting in South East Cornwall and overlooking Plymouth Sound and the River Tamar. Mount Edgcumbe House was originally built c1550 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 to the park is free but car parks are pay and display.


Normal opening times in 2021
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11am until 4.30pm (last entry 4pm).
NOTE: House closed Monday, Friday and Saturday

Entry to House and Earls Garden:
Adults: £8
Concessions: £6
Children £4

£14 (1 adult and up to 3 children)
£18 (2 adults and up to 3 children)

Group rates available

Free entry for Friends of Mount Edgcumbe.

Additional information for disabled visitors:
There is disabled car park on the drive way to the House – follow the signs from the main park entrance. Special access is available to the House, please telephone in advance for advice. Accessible toilets are located at the Orangery Restaurant, Dry Walk , Barrow Centre and Rame car parks as well as in the House.

There is a passenger lift within the house that allows those with walking difficulties to reach the first floor which includes the access to the exhibition rooms

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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  • World War 2 exhibition

    World War 2 exhibition

    Mount Edgcumbe is pleased to announce the opening of their new exhibition giving an insight into images of WW2......

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    REOPENING PLEASE NOTE:  THE HOUSE WILL REOPEN 17 MAY 2021 The park is now open and the house is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday......

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  • 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.

Please note the House and Earl’s Garden are NOT open to the public on a Monday,Friday or Saturday. Admission charges apply. When planning your visit, please ring the House to confirm opening hours as occasionally it may be closed during these times for a special event.

Guided tours for pre-booked groups: Available throughout the year (Tuesday – Thursday) the House and Earl’s Garden can be privately booked for groups to be led through the House to hear the amazing stories linked to the unique and astonishing Mount Edgcumbe collection.

Minimum price applies (£150)
£10 per head over 15 people (maximum group size 55 persons)

During the winter months the Barrow Centre shops, galleries and cafe remain open to the public. Please check for individual opening times.

The Country Park is open to the public free of charge every day of the year from 8am-8pm in the summer and 8am-6pm in winter. Dogs are welcome but must be under control at all times. Bicycles are also welcome.

Mount Edgcumbe House
PL10 1HZ

T: 01752 822236

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Mount Edgcumbe House

Mount Edgcumbe House

Torpoint, CORNWALL PL10 1HZ