The Cable Hut

The Cable Hut, Porthcurno: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, The Cable Hut Reviews: 4/5

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Temporarily closed due to COVID-19. The Cable Hut stands just above the sandy beach at Porthcurno. Built in 1929, this modest-looking building is where telegraph cables came ashore from all corners of the world. The Cable Hut is the only one of its kind complete with original features and fittings and contains the largest collection of historic telegraph cables and termination boxes in the world. Visitors can still see* the original cables which appear from under the floor and connect to a bank of terminals. * Please note: due to the extremely delicate nature of the equipment in the Cable Hut we regret that it is not possible to open it in poor weather. Please check with staff as to whether the Cable Hut has been opened.
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happilyretired_12
Falmouth, UK530 contributions
Turn up the volume
Dec 2019 • Friends
On the route back from Porthcurno beach we passed the cable hut which is part of the Telegraph Museum. It is where the cables start their journeys to different parts of the world. It would have been interesting except for one point....we couldn’t hear the information which is played over the speakers. The volume was far too quiet and even leaning into the bars, with our ears right up against them, all we heard was some low mumbling.
Written December 31, 2019
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NarcissisticNobody
Worcestershire, UK249 contributions
You really need to go to the museum to appreciate this
Sep 2019
Once you've been to the museum, the importance of the cable hut becomes more apparent. It's still interesting as a stand alone but doesn't really mean much without the information provided by the Telegraph museum. As it's by the beach & not by the museum, it's easy to overlook, but go & have a look.
Written September 9, 2019
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TeaWithQ
Rugby, UK376 contributions
Not just a hut
Aug 2019
An Iconic and amazing piece of the world's communications history. Think deeply about what this actually represents and you may be very surprised.
Written September 4, 2019
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BMW-Ben
Kidderminster, UK26 contributions
Big gate so you can only see it through the bars
Jun 2019 • Couples
Mildly interesting. Big metal gate, you used to be able to go inside, maybe they have times when its manned? but not this day.
Written June 8, 2019
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Sabamfa
45 contributions
Part of Museum Experience
Apr 2019 • Couples
An absolute must in conjunction with the Museum Tour. You just cannot get your head around the fact that this to my building housed the conduit for basically all communication around the world at one time!
Written April 7, 2019
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55skippy95
London, UK147 contributions
Cornwall camping holiday
Jul 2018 • Couples
Tiny hut but of great importance in its heyday and a great reminder of how we would communicate with the rest of the world. Worth a peak in.
Written July 9, 2018
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CyFiGal
Seattle, WA86 contributions
You can't enter, but well worth a stop
Jun 2018 • Couples
The hut door is locked, but you get a good view in, and it is very interesting to see the cables (labeled) from all over the world. From the hut, it's a nice walk to the beach.
Written June 25, 2018
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Jean S
Ashby de la Zouch, UK528 contributions
Great location
Oct 2017 • Couples
The hut was closed when we went past but it is easy to imagine what life would be like there and the location above the beach is lovely.
Written October 16, 2017
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Wideparting
Leeds, UK189 contributions
Have a walk past
Sep 2017 • Couples
Worth a walk past if you visit the museum. Its a small hut on the way to the beach where all the communication cables come into from the Atlantic. Its a shame that in a way that's all it is even though its so important, without the hut the museum wouldn't be there. It could do with a little more interaction. PS your mobile phones don't have a signal there. LOL.
Written September 16, 2017
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Steve H
Swanscombe, UK20 contributions
Worth seeing if you go to the main museum or the beach
Aug 2017 • Family
This is really just a single room with the telegraph cables in place, 1 board with some information and an audio explanation. You can't actually enter the room, but look through a locked gate.
Written August 22, 2017
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