Colour photograph of family friendly things to do at the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, featuring child and parent enjoying make and take activity in Clore Learning Space.

Family-Friendly Things to Do

Telegraph Museum Porthcurno is the perfect family day out. The whole site offers multiple galleries and interactive exhibitions, underground World War Two Tunnels, cave-style stairs reaching to a beautiful viewing platform above the valley, toddler hide-outs and indoor play areas and extensive sub-tropical gardens populated with lawns, picnic benches and climbing frame with slide.

Learning through Play

Porthcurno, 1870. The most connected valley on the planet. Fast-forward to 2019 and discover where the roots of modern communication began. Immerse your family in Porthcurno’s lasting legacy and spend the day learning with us. Explore science, technology, history, and the world around us. With secret trails with codes to crack and creative seasonal events, enjoy family-friendly activities throughout the year.

Our seasonal activities and special events mean that no matter what your age or interest there will be something to entertain and inspire. Find out more and visit our what’s on page.


You will find baby-changing areas in our main museum Eastern House, as well as next to our main learning activity space the Clore Learning Space. Our museum shop holds icecreams and plenty of toys for children young and old and our Telegrapher’s Tearoom has treats and mini-meals for smaller appetites.

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