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Telegraph Museum Porthcurno

Porthcurno | Penzance, Porthcurno TR19 6JX, England
+44 1736 810966
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Late afternoon visit

We decided to go to the museum later in the day and spent a happy hour or so exploring the well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ange P
Valuable History lesson

Focus is on an important part of the development of human communications and how this has evolved... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Winter opening: Museum, shop and cafe open every Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11:00 - 16:30. Last admission at 15:30. Archive search room open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment.
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Porthcurno | Penzance, Porthcurno TR19 6JX, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to go to the museum later in the day and spent a happy hour or so exploring the well designed displays. There are lots of hands on things and costumes to try on that would keep children amused although we didn't have any...More

Thank Ange P
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Focus is on an important part of the development of human communications and how this has evolved over the years. Who would have thought that this remote little town in Cornwall could have been so important in the development of communications. If Telegraph is a...More

Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We travelled from St Austell to visit the museum and are very glad we made the effort. We were warmly welcomed by the staff on arrival and managed to grab a cup of tea in the cafe before going upstairs to the museum for a...More

Thank Traveller1003
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The admission was quite steep (nearly 9 pounds) and the carpark was 3 pounds for 3 hours. Given that, the museum was interesting, but seemed lacking - certainly no better than other small museums. Lots of things on the telegraph but could have been a...More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The Museum has had a lot of thought put into the displays and layout of everything. Very helpful and happy staff too!

Thank philip3621
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Interesting displays about the earliest transatlantic telephone cables, including copper and fibre optics. The history of telecoms technology shown, from Morse, semaphore and other early tech to modern fibre optics. Information and displays about cable ships. Lots of hands on things for children to try...More

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Maybe I didn't spend as long as I could here as my time was limited but it has so much to explore, including / especially hands-on activities for children. I was lucky to be there on a quiet day so I had the full attention...More

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely day out, the museum has a morse code sheet for kids ( find the pigeons around the museum) great fun for our 6 & 8 year olds. Plus lots of fun stuff for them to do and learn they loved it. Younger kids would...More

Thank jaybee1kablakey
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is a bit of a specialist museum or so I thought before going. However, it was absolutely fascinating and made more so because of family having worked in the submarine cable industry. There is a lot to see and the introductory film is well...More

Thank Jean S
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is an unusual museum as the exhibits relating to the laying of telegraph cable and the part it played in the two World Wars was all laid out and presented inside the tunnels. There are some nice gentlemen down in the tunnel who will...More

Thank Sailorsgirl
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17 July 2015|
Response from TelegraphMuseum | Property representative |
Hi, Sorry for the delay - hopefully we have not missed your visit to Cornwall.... In terms of mobility access, you are more than welcome to use your mobility scooter in the museum, but it will be dependent on the size... More