Telegraph Museum Porthcurno will be offering free admission to visitors over the next two weekends, as they prepare for an extensive refurbishment of their underground World War 2 tunnels.
Visitors to the Museum will receive free entry from Saturday 10 March to Monday 12 March and Saturday 17 March to Monday 19 March only.
Due to the work being undertaken in the wartime tunnels, our underground tunnels will be temporarily closed while we prepare for the launch of our forthcoming exhibition, which will focus on the real life war stories of the Cable and Wireless employees who kept global communications open during World War 2.
Visitors will be still able to visit the main Eastern House building and gardens, as well as enjoy the café and shop on these dates.
Steve Bladon, Visitor Experience Manager for the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, said: “We are very excited to be undertaking this work, which is the first major updating of our exhibitions since the Museum reopened in June 2014. Whilst the wartime tunnels will be closed for the next two weekends, the main museum building with its interactive exhibits, hands-on displays, films and regular demonstrations of historic telegraph equipment will be open to the public as normal.
We are looking forward to welcoming new and returning visitors and are offering free admission to all whilst the exhibition installation takes place.”
The Museum will open as normal from Saturday 24 March, when normal admissions charges will resume as the entire museum opens again to the public. Our brand new exhibition will be launched on this date, and further information will be circulated to the press regarding the new exhibition in due course.