Telegraph Museum Porthcurno

Discover the award-winning Telegraph Museum Porthcurno and uncover Cornwall’s hidden communication history


Owing to the Covid-19 outbreak the museum has taken the very difficult decision to close its doors to the public for the time being.

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 Telegraph Museum, 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 2 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. 

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Activities and Events

The Telegraph Museum 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. If you are looking for something different, visit the website. 

Explore Porthcurno

The Telegraph Museum 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, the Telegraph Museum, and Cornwall’s world famous open-air theatre, The Minack. Porthcurno is the perfect place to spend the day exploring. 


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.

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