Once the world’s largest cable station, it’s fitting that Porthcurno is home to a telegraph museum that tells the story of how telegraph cables connected Britain with locations across the globe. The museum itself was once the telegraph facility, and the whole area sat at the centre of international telegraph communications from a century from 1870.
The museum has recently reopened to the public after undergoing a dramatic overhaul, and it now offers more family friendly exhibits than ever to help engage all ages and tell the story behind the Porthcurno you see today. Porthcurno was also home to one of the first commercial wireless stations all the way back in 1902, and the museum highlights the competition between cable advancements and wireless technology.
The museum aims to show as many artefacts as it can in full working order, and it tells the tale of how the cable station shaped the region’s history too. Check to see whether there are any events on during your visit as the museum often hosts workshops for the whole family, and you’ll receive free entry when you return to the attraction within one year of your first visit.