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Telegraph Museum Porthcurno

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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 cafe open Saturday, Sunday and Monday 11:00 - 16:30. Last...

Museum, shop and cafe 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.

Christmas Opening: Closed 24, 25, 26 and 27 December, 1 and 2 January.

                                      Open 28, 29, 30 and 31 December.

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Loads of interesting stuff for adults and kids

We arrived at 11.30am during a very sunny day in February half term, and weren't convinced the museum was open as there were very few people in the car park. But it was open... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Heather J
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived at 11.30am during a very sunny day in February half term, and weren't convinced the museum was open as there were very few people in the car park. But it was open indeed. And we were warmly welcomed by the staff. There were loads of interesting things for us to look at, read and watch, and lots on... More 

Thank Heather J
Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had an excellent visit to this Cornwall's best interactive museum . Mary's informative talk was the highlight of the visit. This is a place for all ages great that it's open all year. The cafe was very good.

Thank keithfrench50
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in expecting to be there an hour, after two we called it a day, but left half of it undone. A very interesting trip through both the techonlogical and social history of the site and the Telegraph

Thank Ivybus
Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this by accident and spent the afternoon here. This is a fascinating place with really keen and knowledgeable staff. Besides the main buildings you then go back into the cliff and see where Britain managed their telegraph operation around the world for two world wars. Even if you are not a geek, this place is educational and entertaining.... More 

Thank DrSteveWA
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

Well done museum that takes you thru the areas very interesting history. Well done and not super long. A nice break from the beach. Make sure to take the trip to the top of the tunnels for the stunning views.

Thank globalgal90
Kent, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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!

Thank TimK_Swindon
St Stephen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

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