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Interesting place

We arrived just before 11am, just in time for the first 20 minute talk about the cable history and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Little bit of WW2 history!

Great little place to spend a couple of hours, very informative, great to walk through and up the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Halesowen, United Kingdom
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We are open daily, seven days per week from 10am to 5pm, last admission from 4pm. These opening hours are correct from Saturday 24 March to Monday 29 October 2018.
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Porthcurno | Penzance, Porthcurno TR19 6JX, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived just before 11am, just in time for the first 20 minute talk about the cable history and some demonstrations of the equipment. After a look around the main exhibits we went into the tunnels which for me was the best bit. There are...More

1  Thank goldenlionCumbria
Reviewed 2 days ago

The mueseum was very enjoyable and interresting. The staff were friendly and knowledgable. However, despite paying for six hours parking and leaving after 5h45. I received a parking fine of 100£. There is no one to call, you just have to pay it, or go...More

1  Thank Timsmith1
TelegraphMuseum, Public Engagement Coordinator at Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Tim The situation you described certainly shouldn’t have happened. If you have paid for a 6hr ticket in our carpark and parked in our carpark then you should not have received a fine. Occasionally problems arise between the two different car parks where people...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great little place to spend a couple of hours, very informative, great to walk through and up the tunnels to the top platform! It’s good to see places like this that still bring in a crowd to show people our history. The staff are all...More

Thank Rangers1990
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have just spent a wonderful morning in the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum. What a fascinating place. Everyone so friendly and such an amazing history. All in one of the most stunning beachside locations in the UK. Absolutely loved it and I would recommend it to anyone...More

Thank Stuart G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a very important place in the history of communications. The museum is interesting and educational for several reasons: great 20 minute talk by an on-site expert; great range of antique equipment on display; interesting and informative information to read on the walls; hands...More

Thank House-n-wheels
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting museum telling the story of the establishment of the transatlantic communications cables - and then further around the globe. Well presented and informative.

Thank clivethorogood466
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited with lots of young and inquisitive people and this place certainly satisfied their need for information. The displays are very interactive and my husband especially enjoyed trying everything out. I even found myself reading oodles of information and becoming really interested in it all,...More

Thank Stmoritzgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon arrival there is a car park but you do have to pay to park here . Upon entrance super helpful staff who gave us a map informed us on what is going on for day , if you have tickets for Mimnack show you...More

Thank Dean S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum shows how Porthcurno played a pivotal role in communications during WW2, through writing, as well as interactive areas such as how to use and wire morse code machines and light morse code. Overall spend 1-2 hours at the least (it is worth the...More

Thank Family Gamers G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful little museum, brilliantly curated with interesting interactive elements. Staff and volunteers are all lovely, informative, and happy to chat. The presentation provided an excellent summary of the building and technology's history, and made understanding the rest of the collection much easier. Wear sensible shoes...More

1  Thank SjShap82
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14 August 2018|
Response from Timsmith1 | Reviewed this property |
Thank you Tracy. I will try that.
18 May 2018|
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Response from Stretchosaurus | Reviewed this property |
The shop has postcards. I don;t think they had a telephone exchange.
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