PK Porthcurno - Museum of Global Communications

PK Porthcurno - Museum of Global Communications
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PK Porthcurno - Museum of Global Communications
Eastern House
Porthcurno, nr Penzance
Cornwall
TR19 6JX
Cornwall Tourism Awards 2012 - Gold
Cornwall Tourism Awards 2014/15 - Gold Award
CTA Silver 2019/20
Green Tourism Business Scheme - Bronze Award
South West Tourism Awards 2012 - 2013 - Bronze
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Discover the award-winning PK Porthcurno – Museum of Global Communications and uncover Cornwall’s hidden communication history

2021/22 WINTER OPENING TIMES

1 November 2021 - 8 April 2022*
Saturday, Sunday and Monday
10:30 - 16:00

*Please note the following exceptions to 2021/22 Winter Opening Times
CLOSED
14 - 27 December

OPEN DAILY
28 - 31 December
10:30 - 16:00

CLOSED
1 - 7 January

OPEN DAILY
19 - 28 February
10:30 - 16:00

Last admission one hour before close.

BOOK TICKETS ONLINE 

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. 

SUMMER 2021
Enjoy a month of fun events and activities throughout August including cable games, lino printing, cable sounds in our beautiful gardens, mini PK tours and cable long jump on Porthcurno beach! View website for more details: Pop Up PK Summer of Fun | PK Porthcurno 

Explore Porthcurno

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. 

AWARDS

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.

Nearest Information Centre

7.5 Miles

Nearest Train Station

7.5 Miles

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