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Telegraph Museum Porthcurno

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Address: Porthcurno, Porthcurno TR19 6JX, England
Phone Number: +44 1736 810966
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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 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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank pennvyaj42
Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A fascinating and excellent afternoon, it's well worth making time to visit. Lunch in cafe also good quality & value. Recommended.

Thank 267jane267
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I noticed a previous reviewer spent 30 minutes here. Who was that. Roadrunner? We spent over 3 hours here and absolutely loved it. Watch the 5 minute video, attend the 20 minute,very informative,talk then just walk around and be absorbed by this marvellous museum. After you have experienced the museum itself go into the fascinating cellars. Stop for a coffee... More 

Thank josephincornwall
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We got here late in the day and I so wish we visited earlier to spend more time here, it's fascinating. The presentations are well delivered and interesting and explains the development of the whole industry. A real must.

Thank Murray P
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this would be nothing more than a hut with an info board, how wrong was I. upon entry we were met by a very helpful and knowledgeable gentleman. I must say we did have the museum virtually to ourselves. The exhibits are easy to follow round and are very interesting, with loads of history of the location and... More 

Thank michealsla24
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to imagine a time when we weren't all online 24/7, and couldn't pick up the phone and talk to anybody anywhere in the world. This museum takes you back to before modern communications, and shows the progress we've made from simple signalling to sophisticated networks of fibre under the oceans. Don't miss the twenty minute introductory talk -... More 

Thank mcr14
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. We came away feeling most informed.We had no idea of all the amazing work that had happened here previously. Do use the car park attached to the museum even if you go to the area and not the beach as it is considerably cheaper than the council run one next to it. The gift shop is... More 

Thank chris c
St Ives, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed an interesting visit to the museum and will definitely visit again as next time we want to listen to one of the talks. The World War Two tunnels were full of numerous models of telegraph machines and detailed information and informative videos. The staff manning the main desk were helpful, friendly and gave pointers what to look out... More 

Thank MMMHHH2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating history of communication, make a point of listening to one of the talks as it helps you understand the full story. The tunnels make it interesting for the children and if you are feeling fit climb up the escape hatch. Have a go with the morse code , it's not as easy as you might think. We visited the... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid £8.50 each and expected more from our visit. There were plenty of working models of telegraph machines but, to be honest, once you've seen one you've seen them all. For those technically minded, it would be interesting but otherwise we saw all in about 30 minutes (including the war tunnel). A free sandwich & cup of tea would... More 

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TelegraphMuseum, Marketing Assistant at Telegraph Museum Porthcurno at Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, responded to this review

I am sorry that you were disappointed by your visit to the Telegraph Museum. We would normally recommend at least 2 hours in the museum to include the hourly live demonstrations, listening posts, video presentations and a trip up the escape stairs. We work hard to keep admissions as low as possible, and we know they compare very favourably to... More 

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