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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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Museum, shop and café open every day 10:00 - 17:00. Last admission at...

Museum, shop and café open every day 10:00 - 17:00. Last admission at 16:00. Archive search room open every Monday, Thursday and Friday by appointment.

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You do not need to be technically-minded, just curious

It's embarrassing that I had not visited the museum before but that's often the way if you live quite near an attraction... what made the visit of more interest to me was the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Plymouth, Devon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Educational! Friendly staff who know their subject and enjoyed by most of the family - 13 year old a wee bit less enthusiastic than the 10 year old but there was plenty to see and do and the talk at the start was very informative! Learnt at lot and thoroughly enjoyed my scone in the cafe!

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Plymouth, Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's embarrassing that I had not visited the museum before but that's often the way if you live quite near an attraction... what made the visit of more interest to me was the Second World War bunker and the explanation of why this installation was so important. Children clearly enjoyed the interactive elements. As a previous reviewer has put it,... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Have passed this many times on way to beach or Minack but never thought to visit until last week. The museum building is good and there are lots of buttons to press but the tunnels are ace. Great cafe and leaflet on related walks nearby

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TelegraphMuseum, Marketing Assistant 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. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Many Thanks Zara More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum details the amazing history of the early years of the telecoms industry in the UK. It touches on the history of the technology, where some of the technology is going as well as the impact the company had on the sleepy little village of Porthcurno. Make sure you take a walk through the WWII tunnels and take the... More 

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TelegraphMuseum, Marketing Assistant 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. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Many Thanks Zara More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't go to the museum, but stopped for lunch at the cafe. Great menu, several vegetarian choices. We had Leek and Potato soup, Vegetable Tagine and the most amazing chocolate mousse cake. The food was great 10/10. Service and location; brilliant. £3 minimum parking for up to four hours.

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TelegraphMuseum, Marketing Assistant 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 cafe. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Many Thanks Zara More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful museum to visit and very interesting to hear all about communications and how Porthcurno, Cornwall was such an important part of it all. We climbed the 120 steps from the WWII tunnels and there were amazing views. If you get chance watch the demonstrations given every hour or so, well worth doing and very informative. The... More 

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TelegraphMuseum, Marketing Assistant 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. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Many Thanks Zara More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting museum based on the history of the telegraph / undersea cables that came ashore at Porthcurno. The history of the village that grew up around the site and its involvement in the development of modern telecommunications. Recently (2014) renovated and very well laid out; with interesting displays and knowledgable staff.

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TelegraphMuseum, Marketing Assistant 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. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Many Thanks Zara More 

Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent fascinating visit to this Museum, great on a sunny or rainy day. So much to read, so much to see, so much to understand. Gardens are beautiful too Young and old will love it. Just wait to you go in the tunnels! Close to beach & car park Perfect.. Small down side. Hard to find anywhere advertised the price... More 

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TelegraphMuseum, Marketing Assistant 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. We look forward to welcoming you back with your free Gift Aid return. Many Thanks Zara More 

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent opportunity to see and learn about the early days of the technology that we all use every day Interactive displays and original artefacts in well laid out museum tell the history of of cable and wireless A word also for the friendly staff

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TelegraphMuseum, Marketing Assistant 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. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Many Thanks Zara More 

London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this great museum in late June 2016. There were 6 of us 3m and 3f and we all loved it. A fascinating look at how the past has shaped our present and our future. If you get the chance to listen to the demonstrators then do. Otherwise browse around. We took 2 hours and wanted to stay longer.

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TelegraphMuseum, Marketing Assistant 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. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Many Thanks Zara More 

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