Discover the secret of Porthcurno - the most connected valley on the planet

Discover the secret of Porthcurno - the most connected valley on the planet

It all started with a single cable that was laid under the beach and out to the sea.

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Explore new interactive exhibitions and live demonstrations

Explore new interactive exhibitions and live demonstrations

Enjoy family-friendly activities that bring our story to life in a fun and engaging way

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Visit us at Porthcurno

Visit us at Porthcurno

We're opening on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays throughout the winter and will be open daily from Saturday 24 March.
Opening hours are 11am until 4.30pm
with last admission an hour before closing.

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Browse and buy photographs from our collection

Browse and buy photographs from our collection

The Telegraph Museum Porthcurno holds an estimated 10,000 photographs in its Archive, ranging in date from the 1850’s to the present day. The subjects of these photographs include telegraph stations around the world, telegraph staff, cable ships, events, and equipment. They provide an insight into life at that time, showing people’s working lives as well as the more social aspects. The photographs form part of the museum’s designated collection, recognised as being of national and international importance.

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