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Address: Porthcurno, Porthcurno TR19 6JX, England
Phone Number: +44 1736 810966
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sat - Mon 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Museum, shop and café open Saturday, Sunday and Monday 11:00 - 16:30. Last...

Museum, shop and café open Saturday, Sunday and Monday 11:00 - 16:30. Last admission at 15:30. Archive search room open every Monday, Thursday and Friday by appointment.

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Really interesting Museum

We spent a couple of hours here and learnt a lot. The museum is spotless, well laid out and very interesting. The cafe is also spotless and we all loved the scones, jam and cream... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Candice M
Kent, UK
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Kent, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours here and learnt a lot. The museum is spotless, well laid out and very interesting. The cafe is also spotless and we all loved the scones, jam and cream tea. A very nice way to spend a few hours especially on a cold wet day in November. Good for all ages, I especvially found... More 

Thank Candice M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We visited the Telegraph Museum in October half-term. It was a fantastic place and we learnt so much. Strongly recommend climbing the stairs to the escape route from the tunnel - really makes it come to life. Also ensure you attend on the of the presentations - ours was a fantastic and informative presentation from Rudy - thanks!

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St Stephen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Love it here. The staff are so friendly and helpful (Mary and Susan remembered us from our February visit). Great activity quiz for kids to follow. Love all the interactive sections. The boys had a great time. We enjoyed the bunker and the climb to the top. Fab place to visit. Topped off perfectly with a quick visit to the... More 

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

We sat outside at this fairly new addition to the telegraph museum in Porthcurno. Friendly and attentive staff and quality proper coffees. The view/position isn't bad either!

Thank richardposty
Helston, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This attraction is the legacy of Cable and Wireless, the foundation company for many of our modern means of communication and as so, it rightly provides the history of this great company and the school it generated. However I was very disappointed to see the other half of this company shuffled into a "cupboard space" in an outside corner. That... More 

Thank Leonard P
Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

From the talk and demonstration given by Mary to the range and history of telegraphy and exhibits, this is a fascinating place to visit and in a beautiful location. The importance of its significance is probably overlooked and was a real education. Many hands-on exhibits appealed to all ages (try your hand at Morse Code) and the tunnel displays a... More 

Thank buggzee
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

There seemed so much to see, do and learn at this marvellous site. You can quite easily spend three or four hours tracing the history of communications in our country from the early days. Excellent tea room with gluten free options also - well done

Thank alanscales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

A very interesting museum in in a beautiful location. A valuable piece of our history and should be visited if you are anywhere near Cornwall. Where international communication as we know it started out and much more. Also check out the minack theatre next door. The UK has some amazing areas but many people seem to forget that. Porthcurno is... More 

Thank Paul W
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

, a must to visit especially so near to minack and porthcurno,very interesting to see how far communications have advanced very educational place,with lots to see ,good for kids ,nice cafe and car park

Thank Reg R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

A tour of the artifacts in the museum was worthwhile, so much hi-tech stuff of years gone by makes you appreciate our contribution to modern day communications. The walk through the tunnels was amazing. The short talk about the history of the Telegraph at Porthcurno was very interesting indeed. The only downside was the cafe. After our tour we did... More 

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TelegraphMuseum, Digital Engagement at Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, responded to this review

I am very glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum and would visit again, however I am very sorry that you were disappointed by the cafe and had a considerable wait for your food. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We take all comments seriously and try and ensure this does not happen... More 

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