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Telegraph Museum Porthcurno

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Address: Eastern House, Porthcurno TR19 6JX, England
Phone Number: +44 1736 810966
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11:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sat - Mon 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Throughout winter (1st November - 24th March), the Museum, cafe and shop is...

Throughout winter (1st November - 24th March), the Museum, cafe and shop is open 3 days a week (Saturday, Sunday and Monday).

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Fantastic - well worth a visit

Visited on the weekend as it was wet & wild outside. This is a great place, staff are friendly and our boys loved it (8 & 11). The oldest was a bit bit flummoxed by the old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on the weekend as it was wet & wild outside. This is a great place, staff are friendly and our boys loved it (8 & 11). The oldest was a bit bit flummoxed by the old fashioned telephones (circa 1970/80's) ...having grown up on push button phones! There is plenty to see and do, and lots of hands on... More 

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TelegraphMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, 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 with your boys. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Many thanks Rosa More 

Highbridge, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited as a family with young children. Brilliant museum with great collection of all things relating to Telegraph and communications. Interactive things to keep the kids amused and very informative video and presentation. Loved looking round the cave part and the walk up the emergency escape stairs. Great little cafe and gift shop serving a variety of snack and meals.... More 

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TelegraphMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, 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 with your family. We're especially thrilled to hear you loved the World War Two Tunnels and Escape Stairs. It's definitely an experience. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Many thanks Rosa More 

Radstock, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

A very comprehensive collection and explanation of the history of the telegraph and worldwide communications. We particularly enjoyed visiting the WW2 tunnels. The cafe is lovely too!

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TelegraphMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, 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 found the exhibitions comprehensive. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Many thanks Rosa More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Fascinating subject - the history of Porthcurno's cables, how they shaped global communication and what a vital role they played in the 2WW. Great for kids - loads for them to do, very interactive. There was dressing up, making gas masks, quizzes, sending messages via morse code to each other and walks through the tunnels that protected the workers in... More 

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TelegraphMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, 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 found the activities fun and interactive. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Many thanks Rosa More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Excellent and interesting museum. Gives an insight into a very important part of world, not just Cornish, history. As a technical person it reinvigorated my interest in such things but will also interest anyone that cares about history, technology (much is still relevant today), wartime stories and people stories.

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TelegraphMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, 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 our exhibitions reinvigorated your interest. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Many thanks Rosa More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Having grown up in Cornwall, I had always known Porthcurno was a big deal for telecommunications (along with the Goonhilly earth station and the site of Marconi's first transatlantic transmissions at Poldhu), but back in the day we went to Porthcurno for the wonderful beach, and there was no museum. So a visit was high on the to-do list on... More 

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

Dear Kate, Thank you for taking the time to write your thorough review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your time at the museum, and found the exhibitions and films knowledgeable. We appreciate your feedback re incorporating extending the exhibition to including what life would of been like on a cable ship, and it is definitely something we will bear... More 

Liverpool
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Not generally a big fan of museums, but we had heard this one was special. We used the discount vouchers from the Cornwall tourist brochure to get £1 off each entry, and we "Gift-Aided" our payment which meant the ticket is valid for a whole year. The staff were perfect: friendly, not phased by excited/unruly children, and so knowledgeable. The... More 

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

Dear visitor, I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the museum. It's brilliant you've Gift Aided your ticket so you can return free for a year! Check out our website to plan your visit and see any upcoming special events and activities. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Sally Lean Communications assistant More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

An excellent choice for something new to do on a seriously wet day. The collection housed here is fascinating and the realisation of how important in communications technology such an out of the way place has been was really special. All praise too to volunteer (?) Steve whose talk provided so much detail and interest and really brought the whole... More 

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

Dear visitor, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the museum. Steve and the team will be delighted with your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Many thanks Rosa More 

Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This is a really fascinating museum next to a beautiful beach - definitely worth a visit if you are in SW Cornwall. The exhibits are well thought out and the tunnels are fun to explore. The cafe is very good too. I also really like the cable hut - amazing to be able to see cables that have stretched across... More 

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

Dear visitor, Many thanks for taking the time to write your review, it's lovely to hear you enjoyed your visit to the museum! I'm pleased you got to see inside the fascinating Cable Hut - It really is amazing! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Sally Lean Communications assistant More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Situated in a beautiful valley ahead of Porthcurno's stunning beach, the Telegraph museum presents an amazing insight into the evolution of global communication. It caters for young children and older visitors alike - there are lots of interesting activities for young children to try out and learn from. The preserved war tunnels are absolutely fascinating and must be viewed! The... More 

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