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Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

Eastern House | Porthcurno, TR19 6JX, England
01736 810966
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Ranked #95 of 419 attractions in Cornwall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Mariehamn
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Nice museum. Well laid out and with plenty of activities for children as well. Do not miss the part in the tunnels where you get to see tons of stuff related to WW2 communications equipment.

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TelegraphMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, responded to this review

Dear Anders, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review; it's much appreciated. I'm very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit and I hope that you'll visit again in the future. Kind regards Rachel Webster Communications Manager Telegraph Museum Porthcurno More

Wark, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

An Interesting morning visit to this museum as we were in the area visiting the Minack theatre in the afternoon. The museum has recently re-opened and I understand that It is now much improved and suits all ages. The family ticket is the best value at £21.50 for up to 3 children,; adults are £8.50 and senior citizens £7.50 with... More

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TelegraphMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I'm really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit, and I do hope that you'll visit again soon. Kind regards Rachel Webster Communications Manager Telegraph Museum Porthcurno More

Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A friend suggested I visit this museum on the way from Lands End - so pleased he did. Very interesting couple of hours and in such a beautiful area. Dont understand all the car parking wingers - its cheaper than the council car park, had spaces available and for £2 - what more can you ask for. Its £5 at... More

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TelegraphMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I'm really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno. Kind regards Rachel Webster Communications Manager Telegraph Museum Porthcurno More

Devon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The new museum is excellent. The information (and there's lots of it) is presented in a "visitor friendly" way without being patronising. The staff were friendly and the free pass for a year if you Gift Aid the entrance fee is such a bargain. Porthcurno is always worth a visit, if only for the view of the fabulous turquoise sea.

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TelegraphMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and kind comments; I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed the new exhibitions. I hope you'll be visiting again and making use of your free re-admission ticket. Kind regards Rachel Communications Manager Telegraph Museum Porthcurno More

Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I first visited the museum last year whilst on holiday & found it to be very good. Returning to Cornwall again for this years holiday, visiting the museum again after the refurbishment was high on the 'to do' list......& it didn't disapoint. The museum is well laid out, easy to navigate & informative with a wealth of history regarding telegraphy,... More

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TelegraphMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review; I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and the new exhibitions. Don't forget that if you Gift Aided your entry you get free re-admission for the year. Kind regards Rachel Webster Communications manager Telegraph Museum Porthcurno More

Exeter, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
27 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The re-opening of the upgraded Telegraph Museum makes a trip to Porthcurno essential. In addition to the beautiful beach, there is the wonderful Minack Theatre and now the very engaging Museum. Put together with several cafes you can easily spend a whole day in the cove area, even if the weather is less than perfect. The Museum now offers an... More

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TelegraphMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review; I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Porthcurno and the Telegraph Museum. If you Gift Aided your ticket don't forget you have free re-admission for the year. I hope you'll visit again soon! Kind regards Rachel Webster Communications Manager More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Why do these places do it? Charge you to park your car and then charge you again for entry. Fine if you want to prevent others who don't want to visit you but why on earth don't they refund your parking when you enter? These scams are highly irritating and you and up clock watching which ruins the visiting experience.... More

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TelegraphMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and I’m pleased that you found the museum experience to be excellent. To address your comments about the museum car park; I can assure you that the car park is operated by The PK Trust; the educational charity which operates the Museum (charity no. 1062233). As an independent museum parking revenue is a lifeline and... More

Kent, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My boyfriend was very interested to see this place, the entry fee of £8.50 is a little steep as it's only a small place but it was interesting and the staff were very friendly and helpful and the gift shop is great.

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TelegraphMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, responded to this review

Hi Amy, We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. The museum prides itself on its friendly, helpful staff and I'm so pleased to hear they made an impression on you. I will pass on your kind comments to Sue who has recently taken over the running of our gift shop and is doing a great job.... More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place was amazing. As I have a broken foot I needed a wheelchair. Straight away one was brought to me. I couldnt ask for more wonderful people friendly, and didnt mind going that xtra mile for you. It was just awsome learning all about the cable under the ocean, morse code and loada of other things. Therw was great... More

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TelegraphMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, responded to this review

Hi Leisa, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this lovely review; I'm so pleased to hear you had such a great visit! Our staff are such an asset to us and they all take customer service very seriously. They'll be really pleased to hear your kind comments when I pass them on. Kind regards Rachel Webster... More

Rio de Janeiro
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I only entered the museum by chance and I was glad I decided to get a ticket. There was a really good talk from one of the employees, and the exhibition itself is very interactive and entertaining. I know a visit to a museum is not what most people expect from Cornwall on a sunny afternoon, but it definetely made... More

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TelegraphMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, responded to this review

Dear Fernanda, Many thanks for your 5 star review! Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the museum and cafe, and I hope that you'll visit again if you're ever in Cornwall. We have some really exciting plans for 2015 so it will be well worth the trip from Rio! But if you can't make it you... More

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