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Telegraph Museum Porthcurno

Porthcurno | Penzance, Porthcurno TR19 6JX, England
+44 1736 810966
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This is a bit of a specialist museum or so I thought before going. However, it was absolutely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jean S
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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This is an unusual museum as the exhibits relating to the laying of telegraph cable and the part it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Springfield, Missouri
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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.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Porthcurno | Penzance, Porthcurno TR19 6JX, England
+44 1736 810966
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a bit of a specialist museum or so I thought before going. However, it was absolutely fascinating and made more so because of family having worked in the submarine cable industry. There is a lot to see and the introductory film is well...More

1  Thank Jean S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an unusual museum as the exhibits relating to the laying of telegraph cable and the part it played in the two World Wars was all laid out and presented inside the tunnels. There are some nice gentlemen down in the tunnel who will...More

1  Thank Sailorsgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the telegraph museum for the first time and came away feeling disappointed for what is there. There are thousands of various telegraphs on show but little in the way of explaining about them, who used them etc. The Second World War tunnels were...More

Thank Trev B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an interesting place. Excellent talk when we arrived. Fabulous exhibits so interesting and informative. Definitely recommend a visit here. Value for money plus a lovely little cafe.

Thank Mrs Marilyn S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really great museum! I was immensely surprised at how interesting and informative it was. Before a visit I would suggest that you visit its website which has excellent information, not only about the museum itself, but also parking, and, accessibility for those...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Personally i really enjoy this place, it was interesting to see how much technology has moved on from the early days of Porthcurno especially when you realise that a look of the wire that connect the UK to the rest of the world are still...More

Thank Alan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such an interesting place to visit about a subject which nobody thinks about, but something that affects everyone!! Many exhibits, some of which are hands on, a very good talk at times through the day and a lot of things to see/read, we definitely underestimated...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours here (limited by what we put on parking meter!) It wasn't long enough. There is so much to see and learn; the history is fascinating. Really interesting and the staff are knowledgeable. Great for all ages. I would say...More

Thank Cr4zyCr4fter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is a bit of a drive and in the middle of no where, but is worth it. The museum is very informative and full of very knowledgeable staff. It also has plenty of interactive activities for children. Cafe has a limited menu of...More

Thank SheepNinja
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely but prolonged talk from a very enthusiastic, knowledgeable lady who talked us thru the history of telegraphy in Porthcurno. Amazing history. Video followed the talk. Well equipped museum. The bunker was really interesting too. Though this could have been signposted better. If one doesn't...More

Thank Claudia S
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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