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Telegraph Museum Porthcurno

Porthcurno | Penzance, Porthcurno TR19 6JX, England
+44 1736 810966
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Cable Station

A fascinating look at how communication took place before email and mobile phone has even been... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jan W
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Holiday visit

We arrived to find ample car parking next to the museum. Friendly and very informative staff who... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Museum, shop and cafe open every day from 10:00 - 17:00. Last admission at 16:00. Archive search room open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Porthcurno | Penzance, Porthcurno TR19 6JX, England
+44 1736 810966
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A fascinating look at how communication took place before email and mobile phone has even been thought of. Be sure to take a wander down toward the beach and see the hut where the cable actually arrives on the land as well.

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived to find ample car parking next to the museum. Friendly and very informative staff who explained the layout of the museum and the cafe inside. Couldn't believe just how much equipment they have and all explained either on info boards or by the...More

Thank Bigfoot58
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have wanted to visit for several years, especially after we read they had a refurb and what an interesting, enjoyable and fun place it was! Love history so this was a real education with a human touch and suitable for all ages. The lengths they...More

Thank Nicola F
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a superb museum, well worth every penny! You park in the car park next to the museum and then walk through the beautifully tended gardens as you walk up towards the museum (3 mins). As you enter the museum there is a wonderful shop...More

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time at this excellent hands on museum. Really well presented information with lots of things for all ages to do. Great to show our teenager life before iPhones!!! You can learn morse code, send messages by flags and telegrams. World War II...More

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of communication over distances. Lots of equipment, interesting stories, a good way to spend a couple of hours. They even had underground tunnels. Small cafe on site and gift shop.

Thank Marg C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in Cornwall for a few days and needed something to do on a wet day we went to the Telegraph Museum in Porthcurno, what a fascinating place. Who'd have thought all that was going on in such a little place. I'm not a big...More

1  Thank CarolCCM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the Atlantic Coaster bus ( sometimes an open top ) from Penzance. (You can use your Senior Bus Pass) for an interesting scenic drive to Lands End stopping at places like Lamorna Cove etc on the way. I got off at Porthcurno to see...More

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here one rainy morning last week. My son had wanted to visit as he came about 10 years ago and had found it interesting. Since then, they have had a £3million refit and it has been done extremely well. The lady who sold...More

Thank MrsP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to the Telegraph Museum wasn't on the cards for us but both my husband and I are open to learning about history and reading up a little before our visit I thought it sounded like a very informative place. It is a fascinating...More

Thank ClaireAdamMoss
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17 July 2015|
Response from TelegraphMuseum | Property representative |
Hi, Sorry for the delay - hopefully we have not missed your visit to Cornwall.... In terms of mobility access, you are more than welcome to use your mobility scooter in the museum, but it will be dependent on the size... More