Citizen Curators Present . . .

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!

A snapshot of the past….

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

Business as Usual… Visiting the Archive

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

Finally Open!

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

Two Days to Go… Cable Display

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.

Countdown to Re-opening…

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.

Telegrams Collector

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

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