Mount Edgcumbe

In the House at Mount Edgcumbe are a number of exhibitions that bring to life events from the past connected to the Edgcumbe family and their estate.

The exhibitions can be seen throughout the season when the House is open. Throughout the year we also have visiting exhibitions around the park for you to visit and enjoy.

The Metta Catharina

Telling the story of the wreck of the 18th century brigantine, lost off the coast of Mount Edgcumbe in 1786 carrying a precious cargo of leather, this Lottery Funded exhibition is back for another year. Learn about the incredible tale of the divers who discovered the wreck and spent the next 30 years battling to uncover her secrets. This informative exhibition is also full of interactive activities for all the family.

The Great War: Mount Edgcumbe Before & After

Coming this Spring a new Heritage Lottery Funded exhibition will explore the life and times of those who lived and worked at Mount Edgcumbe over 100 years ago through historic photographs, documents and objects plus an interactive touch screen. Find out about the lives of the Edgcumbe family and their estate workers in the years before the First World War, and what happened to them and the estate during and after the war. See the exhibition then take a walk around the park to see what has and hasn’t changed in the last 100 years.

Exhibitions at mount edgcumbe

A story in 100 objects

Take a walk with us through history each month as we showcase an object from the collection at Mount Edgcumbe.

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