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Telegraph Museum Porthcurno Penzance, TR19 6JX

About Telegraph Museum Porthcurno

GOLD WINNER: Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2018/19, Cornwall Tourism Awards. Museum, Art & Industrial Attraction 2014/15, Cornwall Tourism Awards.

SILVER WINNER: Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014/15, South West Tourism Excellence Awards.

BRONZE WINNER: Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2012/13, South West Tourism Excellence Awards.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2018/19, South West Tourism Excellence Awards.

Discover Cornwall's hidden gem at the award-winning Telegraph Museum Porthcurno.

Step back in time in Porthcurno's secret undergroundWW2 tunnels. Hidden behind heavy bomb-proof doors, Porthcurno's secret wartime tunnels will transport you back in time to experience the amazing sights and sounds of a working telegraph station. Climb the escape steps to the viewing platform with amazing views high above Porthcurno valley.

The modern Eastern House gallery provides a completely different experience, with hands-on science exhibits, interactive installations and live demonstrations throughout every day. Discover the global connections and collections, amazing social history, and the science and technology of global communications past and present.

The museum's beautiful cafe and well-stocked shop are free to visit, whether or not you're visiting the exhibitions. Enjoy homemade cakes and goodies, with plenty of gluten-free options. Our menu concentrates on fresh, seasonal ingredients, sourced locally where possible. Food options include fresh salads, sandwiches & paninis, seasonal soups and other hot dishes. For more about our cafe:

The Telegraph Museum is a 10-minute walk from beautiful Porthcurno beach, and a stone's throw from the world-famous Minack Theatre. All three can comfortably be visited in a single day, making Porthcurno the perfect day out during your visit to Cornwall.

The museum itself set within beautiful landscaped sculpture gardens which are free to visit all year around. The museum offers plenty of parking (pay-and-display during summer months), an outdoor play area, and picnic area with seating.

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Opening Hours

The museum is open every Saturday, Sunday and Monday through the winter from 11:00 to 16:30 (last admission 15:30)

Museum Café open 11:00 to 16:00

Monday 1st April to Friday 1st November, open from 10:00 to 17:00 (with last admission at 16:00).

Please note: due to the extremely delicate nature of the equipment in the Cable Hut we regret that it is not possible to open it in poor weather.

Support the work of the Museum and our volunteers by Gift Aiding your ticket on admission. Pay once, Gift Aid and you'll get free admission for the year.

Admission Charges


Family: £27.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-16)
Adult: £9.50
Child: £5.50 (aged 5-16 under 5's go free)
Senior: £8.00
Student: £8.00

Return FREE for a whole year when you Gift Aid your ticket, at no extra cost to you, and help support the work of the museum which is an educational charity (charity no. 1062233)

Groups: 10% discount for pre-booked groups of 10 people or more. To book a group visit please call Steve Bladon on 01736 810966 or email

Information & Contact

Telegraph Museum Porthcurno
Porthcurno, Penzance
Tel: 01736 810966


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