Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Eastern House, Porthcurno, Cornwall, TR19 6JX
Explore the award-winning Porthcurno Telegraph Museum for free; from interactive sculpture gardens to secret World War 2 tunnels. Enjoy hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, family-friendly workshops, and a special behind-the-scenes tour of the museum's brand new archive. See working telegraph equipment inside the world's biggest telegraph cable station and find out why Porthcurno is called home of the Victorian internet. You can even try your hand at sending your own Morse code telegraph message. Porthcurno is home to the biggest and busiest telegraph cable station in the world; a network of 14 cables connected Porthcurno to every corner of the world. Today, the museum tells an inspiring story of global communications and the people behind the telegraph and early wireless. In our age of email, mobile phones and the internet, it is a story that has never been more relevant! Families can get creative with our drop-in craft workshops, taking place throughout the day in the new Clore Learning Space. Special family-friendly handling sessions will also take place in the Search Room where members of the museum's Collections Management Team will help young visitors to explore items from the museum's inspiring collection. Step into the history with our fun dressing-up boxes, and create your own special memento of the day to take home and treasure.
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
The escape steps in the museum's World War 2 tunnels are unfortunately not accessible to wheelchair users or prams/pushchairs.
From Penzance take the Land's End road (A30), turn left to St Buryan, then follow the brown signs to Porthcurno Telegraph Museum. The museum's pay-and-display car park is opposite the Cable Station Inn. Map link.
Porthcurno Telegraph Museum
Date last modified: 7th August 2013 at 09:38