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Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Eastern House, Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6JX
01736 810966
Average time spent - 2 hours
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Things to do at the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum review

PK Porthcurno otherwise known as the Porthcurno Telegraph museum is in the small coastal village of Porthcurno in Cornwall. It was the point at which many submarine telegraph cables came ashore. At the award winning musuem, you can explore the connected world.

The museum covers the history and wonder of science from the invention of electricity and Morse code to fibre optics and future technology. There are spacious galleries housing a series of interactive exhibits and displays. The staff often demonstrate some of the museum’s working equipment.

At the museum, you can go underground and explore the top-secret bunker that hid the Porthcurno telegraph station used in world war II. There is an unexploded bomb from a local farm and you can hear stories from the staff that once worked there.

Close to the museum is one of Britain’s most spectacular beaches. You can enjoy coastal walks and visit the famous Minack open-air theatre next door. There is a free app you can download that helps you to follow the valley trail around Porthcurno.

Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places still require you to pre-book online in advance.

FAQ and Further Information Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

Telegraph museum with interactive and display galleries plus an underground bunker. Pretty local beach. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range – An adult ticket costs around £9, children £5. Other pricing options are available.

Is there parking?

There is a charge to park.

When are they open?

Open from mid-February until late October. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

They welcome dogs to the museum throughout the year, except during July and August. Unfortunately, they don’t allow dogs into the WW2 Bunker due to the sensitive nature of the equipment.

Are they accessible?

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