Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, Porthcurno

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#8 of 92 in Museums in Cornwall
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  • Allow at least 2 hours for this interesting attraction. Be sure to catch the talk at the start, which was brilliant. After walking round a few exhibits you then walk into the world war 2 tunnels where...  more »
  • You need approx 2 1/2 hours to visit this museum. It is very interesting for old and young.Also has a good cafe for coffee/tea , cakes and lunches.  more »
  • What a place, we went with family, my brother-in-law , in the past, had worked here for 6 months but never seen the Museum finished. What an amazing informative place, the history of the place is amaz...  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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