Museum Shop

Colour photograph showing Telegraph Museum Porthcurno shop, with gifts, books, toys, ice cream, jewellery and more.

Gifts and Treats

Our museum shop holds a wealth of treats for young and old.

Historic books on Cornwall’s history and specialist subjects connected with the history of telegraphy to tempt the avid reader or engineer.

Beautiful locally made jewellery and luxury items including scarves, bags and toiletries to leave you feeling thoroughly pampered.

Interactive toys and science-inspired books to intrigue young minds and wonderful traditional toys and games to occupy active adventurers.

Inspired by our Collections

You can create your own wall art and photo gifts including framed prints, canvas prints, mugs, puzzles, cushions and much more via our online shop Media Storehouse.

Take Away a Piece of History

Our shop currently sells unique sections of telegraph cable, mounted and presented by our own engineer volunteers. You can also purchase sections of fine fibre optic cable, finished within clear presentation cases.

Send your own original Telegram

Looking for a unique keepsake to mark a special occasion? Send a traditional telegram from the home of telegraphy, created using the original equipment right here in our WW2 tunnels!

Choose between a 1940s Cable and Wireless telegram in a plain envelope £7.50 or a 1920s Wedding telegram in a decorative envelope £10, each sent by first class post.

Planning your telegram:

1. Decide which type of telegram you would like to send.

2.Email [email protected] with the name and address of the recipient and your message. You may use a total of 20 words, including the name and address but excluding the postcode.

3.Please provide your own name, email address and phone number in case we need to contact you about your telegram.

4.Decide what date you would like your telegram to be delivered, allowing us at least a week to prepare it.