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Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

Eastern House | Porthcurno, TR19 6JX, England
01736 810966
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Ranked #91 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
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English first
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70 reviews 70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Thankfully its free, and conveniently located as its at the end of the beach carpark, as a separate mission wouldn't be worth it. The car park is pay and display and so is the loo (20p)! There is limited artistic value here and of the 6 or so "sculptures" only one showed any effort at engaging with the audience and... More

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Newquay, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Porthcurno is one of my favourite beaches. On the pathway from the carpark is a little hut which is like a telephone exchange; you can peer through the bars on the window and see wartime dials and communications switching gear. Outside the hut, where the sand has shifted, huge cables are exposed. These go under the beach, out to sea,... More

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Warrington England
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

My wife and I just dropped in for a couple of hours whilst in the area and found it a most edifying and enjoyable experience. Great staff, all friendly and marvellous exhibits. Recommended to all ages.

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Newark, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We made a beline for this place as we had seen "Coast" with its item about the hut on the beach but were stunned by the massive amount of history shown here. Its just a great place for anyone who has any interest in the past, recent or further back. It was very crowded when we were there as they... More

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Didn't really know what to expect at all except this place was important during WW11 for communications. Porthcurno was much more!! The history of this place is so interesting, and we learnt a great deal. Made me feel proud to be British. Would recommend listening to the talk by a member of staff, which was well delivered, not too long,... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Enjoyed this museum a lot more than anticipated. Rudi made his talk interesting and informative. His obvious enthusiasm for and knowledge of his subject really communicated itself. There were so many fascinating machines. All were beautifully "made to last" - many of wood and brass which is a sure winner for me in this throwaway age. Personally, I would have... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Had a really great time at this museum. Ruddy on reception was really helpful and friendly. There was so much to see and read and going into the old war tunnels was one the highlights of the trip. Parked very near to entrance and apart from a little bit of a climb easy to assess the main building. Has a... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This museum is a real gem. The setting -- built into the hill -- is fairly unique. The collection is extensive, and a bit overwhelming at first. In the car park, the sign warns that the museum can take more than a couple of hours, and given the size of the collection, I can see why. They do try and... More

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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96 reviews 96 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This is a real gem, ideal for a rainy day, going into the actual rock face to see what happen is very similar to a 'James Bond' type villans H.Q. Good for all ages , not just for nerds it is real interesting, good car parking which leads straight to a beautiful beach. One tip is to take a pack... More

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Marlow, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Underestimated how much there was to see and do at this fascinating museum once the epicentre of world communications!

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