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Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

Eastern House | Porthcurno, TR19 6JX, England
01736 810966
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Ranked #90 of 427 Attractions in Cornwall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I first heard about Porthcurno and it's telegraph history on the BBC's Coast TV programme and have wanted to visit ever since. The museum, tunnels and cable hut did not disappoint. The museum itself is immaculately presented having recently undergone a multi-million pound re-fit. There are numerous telegraph artifacts, 100-200 years in age. There are also modern, interactive displays which... More

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

Hello, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit here, and many thanks for your 5 star review and high recommendation. We very much look forward to welcoming you back here soon. Kind regards Sally Lean Communications assistant More

Haslemere, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This museum is all about the Telegraph (obviously!) and communication in general. It's just been renovated so is very kid friendly, buttons to push, experiments to do, a trail to follow, quizzes etc, all the usual modern kid friendly museum features. There is a reasonable amount of grown-up content too including a short talk - but if you are expecting... More

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Stretton, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

If the weather is not looking good and you are struggling for ideas then the Telegraph Museum at Porthcurno is a must. Great for all the family to get involved. Recently refurbished, the lay out and the way that it's presented is excellent. Far better than Lands End.....

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

Hi Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it's much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back here soon. Kind regards Sally Lean Communications assistant More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Fascinating history of the development of communications, and the role of 'PK' during the second world war. Has a lovely little café and the tour of the station in the hillside is quite atmospheric.

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TelegraphMuseum, comm at Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, responded to this review

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

Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

How disappointing. We had been wanting to visit for a few years, and seeing there had been a bit of a revamp, thought now was the time. We should have gone before, it couldn't have been any worse. The volunteers seemed very proud, and unnecessarily enthusiastic, of what amounts to a couple of rooms full of buttons to push and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Really interesting museum with loads for kids to look at and enjoy. Very interactive and the carrier pigeon trail for ww1 commemoration a good idea. Lots of interesting facts about the telegraph the ways the cables were laid and repaired. Very good family trip- plus free to children with blue peter badges! Staff were friendly and knowledgeable.

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

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. 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

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The museum staff were great, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Did not realise we had telegraph before we hd light bulbs in our homes. climbing the escape route from the underground room (100 steps) was cool, especialy as the nest birds swooped by!

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

Hi Paul, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum and got to see the little birds! Kind regards Sally Lean Communications assistant More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We visited in July, not long after the museum's refurbishment. The staff were friendly and helpful and clearly keen to make our visit memorable. The kids loved the interactive bits such as sending their own morse code messages and there were informative demonstrations from the staff as well as hilarious dressing up opportunities! Genuinely great fun and a real hands... More

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

Hi Zoe, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review for the museum. I'm very pleased you and your little visitors enjoyed your time here and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Sally Lean Communications assistant More

Truro, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We arrived with three very excitable grand children , the ladies on reception were very friendly and helpful ,explaining the activity of looking for knitted homing pigeons to work out a code ,which resulted in a certificate .This kept the kids very entertained and interested in the museum [I loved looking for them too! ] My husbands day was made... More

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

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad the two of you and your 3 Grandchildren enjoyed your visit and the pigeon family, and I hope you managed to find them all and win the certificate! Kind regards Sally Lean Communications Assistant More

Crewe, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have only been here since the refurbishment, and we are glad we came. This is a really educational place, and we learned so much in the time we were there, quite apart from seeing so much of the equipment that was used. (It's a bit daunting to be able to remember a lot of it at a time when... More

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

Hi Nigel, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, it's much appreciated. I'm glad you learnt a lot here on your visit as well as having a good time! We very much look forward to welcoming you back on your return visit to Cornwall. Kind regards Sally lean Communications Assistant More

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