PK Porthcurno - Museum of Global Communications
17 May – 31 October
Open Daily, 10:00 – 17:00
Last admission one hour before close
Porthcurno’s golden sandy beach and azure blue waters hide an amazing secret. Right beneath your feet, messages from all corners of the globe have been buzzing through undersea cables since 1870 making Porthcurno one of the most connected places on the planet and a hub of global communications to this very day.
Discover this hidden history at the award-winning PK Porthcurno - Museum of Global Communications, nestled in Porthcurno Valley, and leave feeling surprised and amazed. Explore new interactive exhibitions, live demonstrations and family-friendly activities that bring the communication story to life in a fun and engaging way no matter what your age.
Explore the underground World War Two tunnels and experience the sights and sounds of a working telegraph station. What’s more? After you’ve finished exploring the museum, enjoy a spot of lunch in the cafe, or grab yourself a treasure in the museum’s shop.
Plan your visit now at www.pkporthcurno.com
Activities and Events
PK Porthcurno offers a diverse range of activities, and events throughout the year. From family-friendly activities, to science workshops, evening talks, and crafting workshops. Most of the events are free, and are included with normal admission price.
PK Porthcurno is situated in one of Cornwall’s most beautiful and historically important valleys. Porthcurno is one of Cornwall’s best-kept secrets. It is home to one of Britain’s finest beaches, PK Porthcurno - Museum of Global Communications, and Cornwall’s world famous open-air theatre, The Minack. Porthcurno is the perfect place to spend the day exploring.
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
While some of the museum’s interactive exhibits have been removed in order to comply with Covid-19 regulations, the majority are still on display, and visitors can take advantage of a wealth of activities, from the challenge of code cracking to fun science experiments, as well as daily talks and demonstrations.
Covid-safe procedures: Visitors will be required to wear face coverings at all times, and numbers will be strictly limited, so pre-booking is strongly advised. See the museum website for details on how to book.
WINNER: Unsung Hero Award, Cornwall Tourism Awards 2020/21
GOLD WINNER: Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2018/19, Cornwall Tourism Awards. Museum, Art & Industrial Attraction 2014/15, Cornwall Tourism Awards.
SILVER WINNER: Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014/15, South West Tourism Excellence Awards.
BRONZE WINNER: Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2012/13, South West Tourism Excellence Awards.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2018/19, South West Tourism Excellence Awards.