February half-term: Connect the dots from past to present

February half-term: Connect the dots from past to present

Porthcurno, 1870. The most connected place on the planet. Fast-forward to 2016, and discover where the roots of modern communication began.

Connect the dots. Discover how the pioneers of global communication lived and worked. Find out how they brought people closer together and made long distance messaging possible.  Be transported to another time and place through our interactive exhibits, immersive displays and live talks.

Press Morse code keys. Listen to the sounds of dot dash dotting. Venture underground in World War Two tunnels. Travel back in time to discover what the future of communications looked like a hundred years ago.

We offer activities that will capture the imaginations of children of all ages. During February half-term week (13th – 21st February) we will be open daily 11:00 – 16:30.

World War Two workshops

What was life like for wartime evacuees in 1945? Leap back to 1945, and see the world through the eyes of an evacuee. Imagine how different life was. Explore the underground World War Two tunnels and escape stairs with an evacuee activity trail.

What’s more? Get creating at two family-friendly workshops – on Monday 15th February enjoy a Make Do and Mend workshop, and on Thursday 18th February enjoy a Dig for Victory workshop.

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