Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, Porthcurno

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#8 of 91 in Museums in Cornwall
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  • This is an amazing place. First they established long-distance communication, laying cable all around the world. Then their school trained hundreds of people from everywhere in the world, to go out in...  more »
  • Unfortunately we only had an hour so ere grateful for the advice from staff on the main exhibits. The collection of old equipment was well presented and fascinating. The short films were very informat...  more »
  • After booking the holiday we've searched for few thing to do around and we came across the museum. It was such a interesting places. My 11 years old daughter was so happy. We went for activities class...  more »
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  • It's amazing what you don't know you don't know. 97% of our communications around the world is via "cable", probably fibres. The museum is a gem of items, memories and facts that help to understand the history, and highlight the importance of Porthcurno in global telecommunication history. We had a rainy day and decided we'd take a look. Very worth a visit.
  • Great for all the family. Exhibitions at child height as well as adult. Great layout. Interesting detail. Give yourself a good couple of hours. Cafe pasties are less exciting, but the fresh scone pulled it back. As a museum, go.
  • The staff here are all really friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The talks/demonstrations are interesting, and the museum is modern, well laid-out and kept clean. There are plenty of activities for easily-bored children. There's much more in the museum than you'd expect. The cafe is nice too, and is well worth a visit. We arrived around midday, and were unable to get a parking space, as the museum car park is also used by visitors to Minack & the beach, so plan your trip accordingly. Take a student id if you have one, as the discount on admission is quite generous.
  • We had a great time here! It was really interesting to learn about the changing faces of Porthcurro and what life would of been like for people working and studying here. We both really enjoyed the WW2 tunnels as well. Great day out!
  • Very informative and interesting and a beautiful part of the world. Despite the rain it was a great place to visit. Enjoyed a relaxing wander around at own pace with a few things to try out (Morse code). A trip into the tunnels and up to the top for a wonderful view.
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