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Going Underground archive source from Telegraph Museum Porthcurno.

Going Underground

New Exhibition for 2019

A collaborative project between Telegraph Museum Porthcurno and Geevor Tin Mine has created a unique presentation of sights, sounds and original archive material.

The exhibition follows the building of the World War Two tunnels in Porthcurno. It uses letters and photographs from the time of construction, sourced from the Telegraph Museum archive.

It explains why the tunnels were built, who built them, the cost of the project and some of the challenges faced. A short film shows a visual timeline of the work, the artefacts you see in the room are examples of the type of equipment used during construction.

The exhibition has been led by one of the museum’s Communities in Residence volunteers and opens 1st April.

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Summer opening times:
(Monday 1 April 2019 – Friday 1 November 2019)
Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm (last admission is at 4 pm).

Museum Café open on these days 11 am to 4 pm