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Telegraph Museum Porthcurno

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A fascinating piece of history

A hidden gem, off the beaten track, and a fascinating piece of history. Once, Britain was really... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ian C
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Found the Telegraph Museum by accident

If your in the area this museum is well worth a visit. If your interested in early communications... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
New Milton, United Kingdom
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Winter opening times: The museum is open every Saturday, Sunday and Monday through the winter* from 11:00 to 16:30 (last admission 15:30) Museum Cafe open 11:00 to 16:00 * Christmas opening times: 18th – 27th December 2018: Museum closed 28th – 31st...more
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Porthcurno | Penzance, Porthcurno TR19 6JX, England
+44 1736 810966
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A hidden gem, off the beaten track, and a fascinating piece of history. Once, Britain was really the centre of the world and the epicentre was not London, but Porthcurno near which in the 19th century was where all the sub-mariner telegraph cables from around...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If your in the area this museum is well worth a visit. If your interested in early communications your be amazed that our country was at the front of this field. The museum has a cafe and displays of morse telegraphy and information with 100...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came across this museum completely by accident. Had no idea how important Porthcurno was/is in the story of communication. The museum is superb. Perfect layout with just the right amount of information in varied formats to hold interest. I don’t usually linger reading everything en...More

Thank AnnBedfordshire_UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s a telegraph museum so if your not interested in that kind of stuff you will find it boring. But we loved it. There are clothes to try on, tunnels to explore, and an imformative talk. We loved making our own morse code messages. Make...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived here without planning to do so, while travelling in this lovely area. The museum is very interesting and educational (probably more for nerds like me...), it covers the evolution of the telegraph technology and displays some very interesting exhibits. The most fascinating exhibit...More

Thank Amirflg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting and extensive museum, well worth a visit and we had no idea Porthcurno was so important globally. A great way to spend a rainy morning.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

£9.50 to get in is well OTT especially as the museum is dull. Poorly explained and lots of rather pointless exhibits. As an electronics engineer I understand how this stuff works and I felt it was not explained well and was totally haphazard. With a...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2018

I paid for 3 hours parking because on a previous visit the museum told me that this was the best value car park. On my return from holiday I received a letter saying I had parked without a ticket, it appears I had entered the...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2018

If ever in the area this is a must visit & you could spend hours learning about the history of telecoms & enjoying the various videos & exhibits. Worth a walk up the old escape tunnel to enjoy the views.

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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

I grew up at Porthcurno as my father taught at the C&W College in the tunnels which are now part of the museum. I hadn’t been back for many years. We had the most wonderful welcome from Rudi and Sue and a fascinating tour around...More

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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