Porthcurno Telegraph Museum
The history of cable telecommunications, only a short walk from the Minack Theatre and beach at Porthcurno. The museum explains the dawn of wireless science in the former global hub of cable communications.
What makes it special
- Interactive exhibitions
- Live demonstrations
(Tuesday 30 October 2018 – Sunday 31 March 2019)
Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11 am to 4.30 pm (last admission is at 3.30 pm).
Museum Café open on these days 11 am to 4 pm
(Monday 1 April 2019 – Friday 1 November 2019)
Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm (last admission is at 4 pm).
(Saturday 2 November 2019 – Friday 27 March 2020)
Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10.30 am to 4 pm (last admission is at 3 pm).
Please note: due to the extremely delicate nature of the equipment in the Cable Hut we regret that it is not possible to open it in poor weather.
Family: £27.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-16)
Child: £5.50 (aged 5-16 – under 5s go free)
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