Buy Your Own Mining Museum
A unique bit of history is up for sale in Tavistock, England. Morwellham Quay was a mining town that served silver, tin and copper mines in the area. It has been turned into a restored Victorian mining village and museum and is a world heritage site. But lately visitors has dropped off and a few months ago the Devon County Council decided to stop funding the center. It went into administration and closed at the end of last month. Now, as the BBC News reports, it's up for sale for a guide price of £1.1million. Potential buyers must submit sealed bids and written proposals on what they would like to do with the site by January 21.
The village is set in 200 acres and has an open-air museum that includes the restored 19th century village, the docks and quays (complete with restored ship), the George and Charlotte copper mine, a Victorian farm and nature reserve.