Things to see & do

Make a day of it

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What's on

Come along for medieval summer fun. Make paper, swords and shields, pouches -- a different activity each day. Plus hold the antique weapons in the house and more.    

For groups

140827 Vicky leads a garden tour at Cotehele, Cornwall

Visiting us as a group is easy. If you have a party of 15 or more, get in touch with us by email or on 01579 351346 so we can help you arrange the perfect day out for you and your party.

Don't miss

  • Shamrock, our 1899 Tamar sailing barge on the quay
  • Verdant woods and vast countryside
  • The oldest domestic clock still in its original position
  • Our 16th-century dovecote
  • The Mother Orchard with traditional fruit tree varieties once grown in the Tamar Valley
  • The embroidered history of Cotehele in the library

First World War exhibition

Des Cook lends Cotehele’s Rachel Hunt his father’s WW1 photo and spurs

Every day until 31 December (except 25 - 26 December)

The local community has loaned family treasures and personal items to Cotehele for a First World War exhibition. The display will rotate annually until 1918. This year’s theme is ‘Entrenched’.

View the collection online

The Edgcumbe family spent centuries collecting tapestries, furniture and a 15th-century pre-pendulum clock. Come and see them in the house or have a peek at the highlights online.

Art Fund supports Cotehele

Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for art, has generously donated Cotehele two paintings by John Buckler and a pole-screen gifted by Joan Hurst. Art Fund members gain free entry to Cotehele (present your Art Fund membership card at reception).