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Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

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Address: Eastern House, Porthcurno TR19 6JX, England
Phone Number: +44 1736 810966
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A great place to visit

This is a very interesting museum and place to visit. Lots to see and plenty for the kids. Underground tunnels to explore too. Good cafe too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting museum and place to visit. Lots to see and plenty for the kids. Underground tunnels to explore too. Good cafe too.

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

Dear Pam, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, I'm so glad you enjoyed it here! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Sally Lean Communications assistant More 

Beckenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Myself, husband and 6yr old son planned a last minute trip here on our holiday last week due to the wet weather...was intending to spend maybe a couple of hours and ended up totally enthralled from 11am to 5pm! So many great things to say here, the staff were unfailingly polite and great with my son, keen to answer questions... More 

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

Dear visitor, I'm so pleased to hear you and your family had such a great time here! Thank you for taking the time to write your review, i'll be forwarding this on to all the staff and volunteers. Thank you for your comments about the guide book, it is actually something we're currently working on and should be ready in... More 

Shipley, UK
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a fabulous museum, packed with gadgets and informative displays, including the bombproof tunnels. The staff really know their stuff and have some fascinating stories to tell, along with personal experience. Well worth a visit.

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

Dear Kerry, Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review! I'm so pleased you got the feel of the staff's and volunteers' personal experiences, I'll be sure to pass on your comments to them. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Sally Lean Communications assistant More 

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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We arrived in Porthcurno earlier than expected and decided to visit the telegraph museum and we're very glad we did. Initially we didn't know what to expect but it's very interesting and lots of hands on activities. Definitely worth a visit

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

Dear visitor, Many thanks for taking the time to write your review and for the 5 stars! I'm so pleased you did decide to visit, and enjoyed your time here. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. If you gift-aided your ticket, you can return free for a year! Kind regards Sally Lean Communications assistant More 

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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This museum is interesting and makes it easy to feel the history of the place. You can tell that they have tried to make it as child friendly as possible and it's fun and educational for children with some hands on activities.My son did a trail and got a certificate at the end for cracking a code. Staff very friendly.... More 

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

Dear Christine, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I'm so pleased you and your son had a good time here, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Sally Lean Communications assistant More 

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72 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is an interesting way to spend a few hours though the price of your tickets allows multiple visits for a year. I'm not sure how often you would return unless there were special events but it's a nice offer and, as there is a lot to take in, two half days on a holiday means you don't have to... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review; I'm sorry that your experience in the demonstration was rather mixed but I'm delighted that you found the information well presented around the exhibitions. I have passed on your comments to our front of house team for review, and we will be discussing your comments with the team. We... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

very interesting -history of war years , the area and above all the start of communication around the world from morse code to the telephone. The children were fascinated and this was great value for money.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your time at the museum, and your children were fascinated by the exhibitions. We will look forward to welcoming you back soon. Many thanks Rosa More 

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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A great museum offering a lot of interesting information and hands-on experience. The presentation by one of the staff was excellent. We spent more than 3 hours there, a pity our parking ticket rushed us a little. Allow plenty of time and try out all the little experiments and learning stations. Great fun and extremely educational!

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're delighted to hear you found our staff insightful, and enjoyed our exhibits. Apologies the car park timings made your visit feel a little rushed - this is definitely something we are reviewing. We will look forward to welcoming you back soon. Many thanks Rosa More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The museum is well signposted and provides good parking facilities. The member of staff on the entrance desk was very helpful in explaining the way to manage your visit. The museum provides some interesting information on the Hartford of cable and wireless development up to present day Internet connections and there are plenty of activities and hands on attractions for... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're delighted to hear you found our staff insightful, and enjoyed the information of our exhibits. We will look forward to welcoming you back soon. Many thanks Rosa More 

Bicester
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55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My partner and I are both ex telecoms and have actually worked a lot of the equipment in this museum. A lovely afternoon was spent looking around and just remembering our past.

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

Dear Judith, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, and what a lovely connection you have. We always love to hear stories of people that used to work in the telecoms industry. We're pleased to hear the equipment on display provided a trip down memory lane, and we will look forward to welcoming you back soon. Many... More 

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