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Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

  • Penzance
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Once the site of the largest cable communications system in the world, the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum is now the only working one in the world, with every single part except the cable (doh!) still present to examine! Plus loads of fascinating displays charting our tech love from the beginnings of electricity to today's mega modern gadgetry.
They've kindly put loads of effort into accommodating families, with interactive elements in most of the exhibits, supervised family activities into crafty ‘make and take' sessions, plus a family trail to follow around the museum to help keep little legs moving. If the legs are really little, you'll be pleased to hear that the whole place barring one staircase is accessible to pushchairs, with a baby change facility on site too!
There are a small adventure playground, a great sculpture garden and picnic area in the museum grounds (as well as a tennis court one may hire, oddly) plus there are scenic coastal walks and an excellent beach really close by too, so it's easy to extend your day trip!

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Opening hours

Saturday to Monday 11:00 - 16:30


Family: £23.50, Adults: £8.50, Kids: £5.00, Under 5's: Free, Seniors: £7.50, Student: £6.00

Travel & Contact Information


Eastern House, Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6JX, England

Phone number

01736 810966



Click here to visit Porthcurno Telegraph Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Porthcurno Telegraph Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Porthcurno Telegraph Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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