Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum
Porthcurno, Cornwall

Average time spent – 1-2 hours.

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 now require you to pre-book online in advance.

Important Information Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

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

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

Entry price – *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. There is a charge to park.

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

Dog friendly? We welcome dogs to the museum throughout the year, except during July and August. Unfortunately, we don’t allow dogs into the WW2 Bunker due to the sensitive nature of the equipment.

Information on accessibility

Address: Eastern House, Porthcurno, Penzance TR19 6JX, Cornwall, England. Phone: 01736 810966

Category – Museum – Indoors – suitable for all ages, although children of reading age will get more out of a visit

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