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Museum of Global Communications

Museum of Global Communications

Discover the Museum of Global Communications, explore the amazing story of our connected world, and how a tranquil valley in Cornwall became host to the past, present, and future of worldwide communications.

What’s on at PK


What’s On: Christmas 2023 at PK Porthcurno

🎄 Scroll Down & discover what’s on this Christmas at PK Pothcurno ⬇️ Cosy Winter Room Take a break in our cosy Winter Room for children’s activities, write a PK Christmas wish for the year ahead and create your own winter landscapes on our magnetic walls! Poppy the Bus Poppy, our 1950s mobile telegraph station,

Latest News

PK’s Paul Tyreman inducted as Cornish Bard

Meet Paul Tyreman, our Learning Facilitator (Science) at PK. We’re thrilled to share that this summer, Paul was honoured for his dedication to studying the Cornish language and his ongoing contributions to Cornwall by being inducted as a Bard of the Cornish Gorsedh. The Gorsedh Kernow boasts approximately 500 members in the College of Bards

Plan your visit

Make the most of your experience at PK Porthcurno with our handy guide. Find out opening times, how to find us and more.

The PK Experience

Explore the science that made global communications possible, from the first undersea telegraph cables brought ashore at Porthcurno 150 years ago to the fascinating world of fibre optics. Discover how today’s digital communications are changing the world forever.

Porthcurno Valley

Porthcurno, or ‘PK’ as it is known in telegraphic code, owes its unique heritage to the arrival of the first undersea telegraph cable in 1870. Learn more about PK’s extraordinary story and discover what else this amazing valley has to offer.





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