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I was shown around by one the the volunteer guides who are drawn from Amateur Radio Enthusiasts, it... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2019
Paul8HFC
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Launceston, United Kingdom
Interesting museum and helpful staff

We popped into the Marconi Centre while staying at The Lizard and were very interested to learn... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2019
chrissylenny
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

This little museum is a gem. The volunteer staff were on hand to answer questions; there is an excellent short video and you can try your hand at morse. Above all it is a reminder of the small piece of history which happened in the field outside about 100 years ago - and if you don't mind cows you can go and look for the foundations of the masts.

Date of experience: July 2013
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

The Marconi Centre is built on the original site of Marconi's pioneering and experimental radio trans-Atlantic transmitting site and now the home of Poldhu Amateur Radio Club. I've never been able to spare the time and effort to learn and practice Morse, although I passed the RAE years ago with Distinction. The Marconi Monument is the seaward side of a Cornish hedge, by the SW Coast Path. Well worth a visit for those interested in the origins of modern tele-comms - and IMO far more interesting than Porthcurno. Large car park at the bottom of the hill, but disabled badge holders can park in the grounds of what used to be the Poldhu Hotel (one of three from 1890/1900 -Polurrian and Mullion Cove being the others) now Poldhu Nursing Home.

Date of experience: May 2013
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

I didn't go into this centre but my husband did and he asked me to put in a review to say it was very interesting indeed. He wants to go back as he was only able to stay for a short time on this occasion and he said he could have done with staying at least 1 hour.

Date of experience: June 2013
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

Sad little place, nothing really there to speak about! Lovely views across the cliffs etc but that was about it!

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Reviewed 7 January 2013

We walked up the drive to take my 5 year old son here. They were shut but they opened and invited us in. They showed my son Morse code and he was very happy tapping his name on the machines. They also showed us the film. They are very proud and enthausiastic about the centre.

Date of experience: January 2013
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