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PK Porthcurno

Eastern House, Porthcurno. TR19 6JX
01736 810966
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Pay-on-exit parking located in front of museum. Blue badge parking available, ramps for access and lifts. Full accessibility information on their website.
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About PK Porthcurno

Discover the amazing story of our interconnected world at the Museum of Global Communications — from the first undersea telegraph cables to the wonder of today’s internet.

Hear experts at the museum speak about the science and history of world communications. Get hands on with technology, and enjoy activities and trails that bring the story of communication to life.

Go underground and explore the top secret bunker that hid the Porthcurno Telegraph Station in World War II where Allied communications were protected by flamethrowers and bomb-proof doors.

With a collection and story that began 150 years ago, visit PK Porthcurno and explore how a tranquil valley in Cornwall became host to the past, present and future of worldwide communications.

If weather permits, visit the Cable Hut at spectacular Porthcurno beach, just 500m from the museum.

*Seasonal restrictions

Discounted Entry!

We offer 50% off museum entry to National Trust members, English Heritage members, Blue Light Card holders and to people who have arrived by bus.

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Opening Dates & Times

The attraction's off-peak season is November 2021 – March 2022 and the museum will open on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 10.30am - 4pm.

Peak season runs from April 2022 – October 2022 and the museum will open daily during this time, from 10am to 5pm.

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What Visitors Say

"A lovely find, an interesting and informative way of of whiling away an hour or two."
"This is a really informative museum detailing the history of telecommunications from the very start to the present day. There are detailed on the invention of telegraph cables, fibre optical cables and morse codes and how these were used to send communications. The exhibition in the WWII Bunker is the best describing how communications were sent and the devices that were used."
"Really interesting look at communications technology over the ages from the early days of copper telegraph cables and early wireless technology to fibre optic communications."

PK Porthcurno News & Events

14 Apr
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Planet PK Champions: Sunny Solar Power

Introducing Planet PK Champions – our new environmental sessions for children. Join us to learn about the future of solar energy by building a solar-powered electronic circuit

31 May
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Pop Up PK: Secret Squid Messages

Come and meet Morgy, our new giant squid installation in the gardens of PK, and make your own colourful squid windsock to fly in the wind. 

02 Jun
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Pop Up PK: Secret Squid Messages

Come and meet Morgy, our new giant squid installation in the gardens of PK, and make your own colourful squid windsock to fly in the wind. 

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