The museum houses the business archive of Cable & Wireless, which you can search on the The National Archives website. Cable and Wireless has roots dating back to 1870 and the laying of the first underwater cable out of Porthcurno. The museum’s enviable archive includes thousands of unique records from Porthcurno’s lasting communication legacy, including detailed staff records dating back to the first telegraph companies.
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If you have any enquiries regarding the archive or collection, please contact [email protected]
We have varied opportunities for volunteers to work with our collections. Our current volunteers are cataloguing and digitising our photograph collection, which ranges from the late 1800s to the present day. Including photographs of telegraph employees and their families, cableships, telegraph stations around the world, events and VIPs, they provide a fascinating insight into the world of telegraphy.