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Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

Eastern House | Porthcurno, TR19 6JX, England
01736 810966
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Ranked #92 of 431 Attractions in Cornwall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Canberra, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A Great Museum Which explains the history of Telegraph and ultimatley modern comunications . Although it may sound a Bit boreing to some its really interesting. Listen to a short Lecture, View various instruments, or even dress up in period costumes. The WW2 bunker is Fantastic also. I have a 10 year old daughter who loved it. Lots of interactive... More

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

Hi David, Many thanks to you for taking the time to write a review. I'm pleased to hear you and your little visitor enjoyed your time here interacting, dressing up and experimenting! We look forward to welcoming you back here soon. Kind regards Sally Lean Communications assistant More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

we went after a very disappointing trip to Lands End - it was so good we went back the next day because we ran out of time. The talks are wonderful, and each one different. The second one we heard had lovely references to the lady's father in law who worked there in the past, it made the talk very... More

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

Hello, Thank you for writing your review for the museum, I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed it and even came back the next day! It's great you made the most of the location by taking a stroll to the beach, such a lovely view! We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum soon. Kind regards Sally Lean... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A great physicist once said, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler”. The science of electricity and magnetism is not easy, but when presented with explanations and demonstrations at knee-height and in primary colours I knew the Porthcurno Telegraph museum had sadly missed Einstein’s point. The trivialization of the science that is at the heart of... More

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Stoke on Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Any regular reader of my reviews will know I don't give high praise lightly. You have to be really something special to get all those 5 stars, and in particular that last one, however the Telegraph Museum was probably one of the highlights of our recent holiday, and a location I would heartily recommend. We had planned a day out... More

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

Hello there! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review for the museum, it's very much appreciated. This will really give readers a clearer vision of what we have to offer and we hope, like you, others come to visit and are surprised by what they find! I'm so pleased you and your family... More

Telford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went one day last week on a very miserable day. The museum has recently re-opened and has lots of hands on gadgets to enable people to work out how the various items operate. There are all of the different communication methods from when telegrams began. The various machines that were used for morse code up to 70/80's telephones. It... More

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

Hi Charlotte, Many thanks for taking the time to write your review, it's much appreciated. It seems you made the most of your time when you visited and I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed all the different aspects the museum has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon. Kind regards Sally Lean Communications assistant More

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