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PK Porthcurno

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

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.

Listen to knowledgeable experts at the museum as they delve into the fascinating science and history of global communication. Get hands-on with vintage technology and partake in activities and trails that bring the communication story to vivid life.

Delve into the depths as you explore the secretive underground bunker that provided protection to the Telegraph equipment during World War II. Discover the protective measures employed, including flamethrowers and bomb-proof doors used to ensure that the world stayed connected.

Embark on a voyage through time as you visit PK Porthcurno, where a collection and narrative spanning 150 years awaits. Discover how a serene valley in Cornwall transformed into a hub for past, present, and future worldwide communications.

If weather permits, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Cable Hut situated in the awe-inspiring backdrop of Porthcurno beach, just a mere 500 metres away from the museum.

*Seasonal restrictions

Discover Planet PK

The museum's award-winning environmental programme, Planet PK, embeds green values within the museums event programming, engagement and business plans to ensure that environmental concerns are central to every decision they make.

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Opening Dates & Times

PK Porthcurno is open 7-days a week, 10am - 5pm. Visit our website for the most up to date information using the link at the top of the page.

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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

November 24 - October 21 2024

Going Mobile – From status symbol to constant companion

This October, PK Porthcurno, Museum of Global Communications, opens a new exhibition on the 40-year history of the mobile phone. Delivered in partnership with the Mobile Phone Museum, and sponsored by Vodafone UK.

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