Our Citizen Curator Tiffany Coates’ Video Inside our collections, there is a mysterious object: a digeridoo! Follow Tiffany Coates as she attempts to uncover the secret of how it came to be in Porthcurno, and what a close examination of it can reveal! Watch the video, ‘A PK Mystery: the Digeridoo’ to learn more!
On our YouTube channel, we have two short films comparing the Porthcurno of yesteryear to today. Why not have a watch? If you once trained in Porthcurno, you might see something familiar. Porthcurno Then & Now Features Western House, Howitt House, and Eastern House. More Porthcurno Then & Now In this video, we see the
Telegraph Museum Porthcurno is celebrating MAY THE 4TH ‘Star Wars Day’ with exciting digital activities for all themed around space exploration and digital futures. Digital Play We are teaming up with Penwith College, Software Cornwall, Digital Peninsula Network, Falmouth Games Academy and Cornwall Film Festival to raise awareness for digital opportunities at the museum and
New Exhibition for 2019 A collaborative project between Telegraph Museum Porthcurno and Geevor Tin Mine has created a unique presentation of sights, sounds and original archive material. The exhibition follows the building of the World War Two tunnels in Porthcurno. It uses letters and photographs from the time of construction, sourced from the Telegraph Museum
We are continuing our ‘snapshot of the past’ photograph series. Each week, we will be uploading an interesting image that we are digitising from our designated Cable and Wireless Business Archive. The photographs provide a fascinating look into the past and the rich heritage associated with Porthcurno. This week’s photograph shows the shows the Cable
Sometimes archives may appear to be inaccessible, or people aren’t sure how (or why!) to visit them. Many are familiar with going to a library where one is free to browse and select books in their own time. All of the books are readily accessible and users are encouraged to be as self sufficient as possible. Visitors
Now that we have finished moving the archive, object collection, and displayed collection it’s back to business as usual for the Collections Team. With our newly created Archive Search-room we are able to facilitate access to more researchers, volunteers and local historians. The archive search room is generally open from Monday to Friday 10am until
It is a beautiful, sunny day in Porthcurno and we have at long last opened our doors again to the public. There has been a great deal of planning and hard work from all at the museum to reach this date. The display collection is looking fantastic, and with the new activities and interpretation we
As we move closer to Saturday 14th June I thought it would be nice to share a sneak preview of one of our displays. As you will have read in the previous posts, a lot of time and careful planning goes into our displayed collection. Something we have plenty of at the museum are cable samples.
It’s been a long journey but the Collections Team is putting the finishing touches to the new display collection. The process of preparing the exhibitions began with selecting which objects helped to tell the story of the telegraph station and the history of communications. Much of the museum’s collection holds designated status as an outstanding
Things might have seemed quiet over the last few months, but the Collections Team and volunteers have been hard at work preparing for the re-opening of the museum on June 14th. Volunteers have been supporting the work of collection’s staff in preparing display cases, moving and cleaning objects, and producing condition reports on each individual item.
It’s been a busy new year so far. We are fast approaching the reopening of the museum, and there is plenty to do to get the display collection ready for public view. John Wallis started with us as an Archive Volunteer in the search room over 18 months ago. He has contributed many hours on