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Discover the fascinating story of how submarine cables from a Cornish beach changed the world.

The Telegraph Museum holds a designated collection of objects including the only complete working telegraph station left in the world. Visitors can explore: Eastern House, home to the World’s biggest telegraph station from the turn of the 20th Century; the Grade II listed Cable House where the global network of cables came ashore; and the secret World War Two tunnels, built to protect Britain’s vital communications hub from attack.

With hands-on displays, fascinating stories of the people behind the science, and trails and activities to enthrall children aged 3 to 103 there is something for everyone.