Hidden Heroes

Hidden Heroes

Our new exhibition tells the story of how ordinary people did extraordinary things to keep communications running during World War 2. The Cable and Wireless employees played a vital role in defining the Allies’ strategy.

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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

The Museum, cafe and shop are open daily, 10am – 5pm throughout the summer until 29 October 2018.
Last admission is one hour before we close.

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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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