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Telegraph Museum Porthcurno

Porthcurno | Penzance, Porthcurno TR19 6JX, England
+44 1736 810966
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A fun-filled informative day for all ages

What a superb museum, well worth every penny! You park in the car park next to the museum and then... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stephanie M
Great Hands On Museum

Had a great time at this excellent hands on museum. Really well presented information with lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wendy G
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Museum, shop and cafe open every day from 10:00 - 17:00. Last admission at 16:00. Archive search room open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Porthcurno | Penzance, Porthcurno TR19 6JX, England
+44 1736 810966
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a superb museum, well worth every penny! You park in the car park next to the museum and then walk through the beautifully tended gardens as you walk up towards the museum (3 mins). As you enter the museum there is a wonderful shop...More

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great time at this excellent hands on museum. Really well presented information with lots of things for all ages to do. Great to show our teenager life before iPhones!!! You can learn morse code, send messages by flags and telegrams. World War II...More

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of communication over distances. Lots of equipment, interesting stories, a good way to spend a couple of hours. They even had underground tunnels. Small cafe on site and gift shop.

Thank Marg C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying in Cornwall for a few days and needed something to do on a wet day we went to the Telegraph Museum in Porthcurno, what a fascinating place. Who'd have thought all that was going on in such a little place. I'm not a big...More

1  Thank CarolCCM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the Atlantic Coaster bus ( sometimes an open top ) from Penzance. (You can use your Senior Bus Pass) for an interesting scenic drive to Lands End stopping at places like Lamorna Cove etc on the way. I got off at Porthcurno to see...More

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here one rainy morning last week. My son had wanted to visit as he came about 10 years ago and had found it interesting. Since then, they have had a £3million refit and it has been done extremely well. The lady who sold...More

Thank MrsP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to the Telegraph Museum wasn't on the cards for us but both my husband and I are open to learning about history and reading up a little before our visit I thought it sounded like a very informative place. It is a fascinating...More

Thank ClaireAdamMoss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum whilst staying in Cornwall and it was brilliant. Lots to see and do and very good for children, We spent 4 hours there. The talk is very informative and the café is lovely too. Defiantly recommend,

Thank RAandMJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being a bit of a technical geek it was great to better understand the history of the telegraph, and how most of the modern day internet traffic still goes through undersea cables. Cafe was great for a quick scone and tea, only thing I would...More

Thank Clive P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum in the beautiful little cove of Porthcurno. It tells the story of the first telegraph experiments and the development of telegraph communication. Cables went from Porthcurno all over the world. Lots of good explanations, demonstrations and interactive features. Lovely cafe overlooking the...More

Thank Merle C
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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