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Telegraph Museum Porthcurno

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Address: Porthcurno, 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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A peak into where it all began.

Set in the beautiful Porthcurno valley just above the beach and near the Minack theatre, I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I first saw the quaint white building and hint of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
HiPro101
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Set in the beautiful Porthcurno valley just above the beach and near the Minack theatre, I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I first saw the quaint white building and hint of the wartime tunnels. However I was very quickly engrossed. The kids got involved during a very passionate and knowledgable talk and also took on the "pigeon trail"... More 

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Cromford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum tells the story of how for over 145 years this small Cornish cove is pivotal to our global communication. Don't miss the lecture, Rudy delivered an entertaining talk on the history of telegraph communication and it's ups and downs. Plenty of hands on exhibits for all ages as well as period clothes in which to dress up. The... More 

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Ironbridge, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the most interesting interactive museums we have ever visited. The history time line and the equipment developments were fantastic. There is much interactive and fun things for children to fire their enthusiasm for the subject. There are short lectures for older children and Adults which helps the visitor understand the facilities as they were. The WW2... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum, excellent talks, good for kids as lots to touch and play with. Tunnels too which are always fun. On the doorstep is Porthcurno beach which is well worth a visit whatever the weather as it is beautiful. Minack theatre is also just over the cliff if you fancy a stiff walk.

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1 Thank John H
gloucestershire
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great and interactive museum and started with a entertaining and informative talk by Rudy. My kids loved trying on the clothes, putting on hard hats and climbing up the escape tunnel and sending messages. Really lovely place.

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Droitwich
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fascinating museum with plenty to occupy for 2-3 hours. Amazing that 97% of communication is still by cable, I had assumed it was almost all satellite now. It benefits from appearing to have been put together by enthusiasts rather than professional curators. Try and catch one of the talks as well worth 30 minutes- even better if... 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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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss this fascinating museum. It tells the story of telegraphy in terms of the history and technology in a really clear and engaging way through displays, interaction and presentations. The importance of Porthcurno from Victorian times, through two World Wars and right up until the 1990s was such a surprise to us, and evidence of the central role of... More 

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1 Thank Lorraine H
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, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A rainy day visit turned into a really interesting one. There are lots of interactive exhibits for children and lots of informative displays for adults. Before I knew it, I'd spent 2 hours here. We'll worth popping into. There is so much more here than meets the eye.

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1 Thank Mike_t99
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 

Jackfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a very wet day during the main fortnight. It was busy as expected. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The tunnels are worth a visit and if you're feeling energetic the emergency escape route (100 steps)! Wear sensible shoes for that. On the whole very interesting with plenty of hands on activities for the kids.

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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 

Berkshire, UK
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107 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I learnt a few things here, from some friendly and informative staff and good displays. Sue gave a good talk, and Rudi & Juilan were interesting to chat to. Decent cafe. WWII tunnels and escape stairs were fascinating.

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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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