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Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

Eastern House | Porthcurno, TR19 6JX, England
01736 810966
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Ranked #81 of 437 Attractions in Cornwall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Londres
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We visited the recently open Porthcurno Telegraph Museum which we thought was very well made and very educating if you like technical stuff. There are a lot of artifacts and it describes well the evolution of communication. Well worth a visit.

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Leicestershire
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14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The bad things first: It was not clear that there are two car parks next to each other, one for the Museum and the other is a Council car park. Prices are similar. Dogs are not allowed in the Museum and there is no shade in either car park and no-where shaded to leave dogs. We visited on an unusually... More

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

Dear Gilly, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review; I'm sorry that your experience of the museum was rather mixed but I'm delighted that you enjoyed the museum exhibitions themselves. I have passed on your comments to our cafe team for review, and will be discussing your comments about parking and dogs at our next management... More

West Chiltington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This place and its story is nowhere near advertised enough. The fascinating history of telecommunication is told clearly through various media. The talks and films are an absolute must see. There is something for everyone - there are stories about the social lives of the telegraph engineers posted abroad, a lot of techy stuff obviously, but very well explained and... More

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

Dear Fran, Many thanks for your 5 star review! I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much. I will pass on your comments to our front of house staff; we pride ourselves on our friendly service so the feedback will be much appreciated. I'm sorry if there was any confusion around the car park; the museum does own the... More

Kettering, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Situated near to Lands End this is not the sort of place that most people would find easy to pop back to so make the most of your visit even if a gift-aided ticket is valid for year. As with many places in Cornwall you have to pay to park but you get a coupon that can be redeemed against... More

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

Dear Paul, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review; I'm very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit. I'm sorry that the car park voucher for a free tea/coffee in our cafe wasn't clear enough; I will certainly look at that again and try to improve how we communicate about that. I hope you are... More

Surrey
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We spent two mornings here recently having discovered that if you Gift Aid your entry fee you can visit as many times as you like for a year. The museum is really interesting and staff very informative and friendly. The tunnels are worth a visit in themselves. The coffee shop is lovely and serves the best coffee and walnut cake... More

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

Dear visitor, Thank you for your 5 star review! I'm pleased you were able to make use of our 'return free for a year' Gift Aid offer; so many visitors tell us they need to come back again to make the most of our new exhibitions. I'm also delighted to hear you enjoyed a trip to our new cafe; all... More

Canberra, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Who would think this little place could be so important a very good interactive mesuem interesting and informative the staff are very obliging a very interesting experience

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

Dear Margaret, I'm really pleased you enjoyed your recent visit, and thank you so much for your lovely 5 star review. Lots of our visitors are as surprised as you were to discover such an important global story in a small Cornish valley such as Porthcurno; we're very proud of the heritage and I'm pleased that you enjoyed exploring it.... More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We spent a very interesting two hours looking round this excellent and fascinating museum. Great staff, very knowledgeable, friendly and very welcoming. Fascinating to read about communications before the world wide web. Exhibits are well laid out, with lots of hands on experiences. We attend the talk which takes place on the hour, don't miss this. The lady who gave... More

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

Dear Sue, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review; I'm really glad that you enjoyed your recent visit to the museum and cafe. I will make sure to pass on your comments to our Front of House team will be very pleased by your kind comments. Kind regards Rachel Webster Communications & Marketing Manager More

Chippenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Went here to loose a couple of hours on a wet day with the kids in 2013, it was brilliant. Not only is the exhibit superb but staff (many ex Cable & Wireless employees) totally make the visit come to life with talks demos and general hospitality. We have children between 5 and 22 years old and they like us... More

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

Dear Peter, Wow! What can we say? Thanks you so much for this great review; I'm absolutely delighted that you and your family had such a good time visiting the museum. Our team has worked very hard to ensure that the new exhibitions are engaging and enjoyable for as wide an age range as possible, so they'll be very pleased... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Really interesting information about history of the technology. Loads for activities for children. It was very quiet when we visited and we missed the talk but still loads of information to take in. The café is highly recommended. We had lunch there and it was beautiful. The chef clearly took pride in his work, even coming out to speak to... More

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

Dear visitor, Thank you very much for taking time to leave this review. It's great to know that you enjoyed your recent visit, but I;m sorry that you missed the live talk and demonstration as so many visitors tell us this was one of the highlights of their visit. If you Gift Aided your ticket don't forget you can return... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We spent a pleasant time here, surprised ourselves as to how much they have to show you, ot was interesting learning about the college and how the undersea telecommunication cables were laid, the musuem reopened in June 2014 after a major refurbishment. While worth a visit

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TelegraphMuseum, Communications assistant at Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to write your review, it's much appreciated. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time here and we all look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Sally Lean Communications assistant More

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