Last Blog of 2013

Here’s the last blog of 2013 from the Collection’s Team. It’s been a busy year! From moving over 18,000 documents during our archive relocation to furnishing and moving into our swish new search room and office. We’ve had so much fun moving into the new building and making use of the fantastic new facilities. May

Volunteer Projects

Here is a sneak preview at some of our retrospective cataloging work. A major part of the work of the Collections Team is to let people know what historic material we hold in the archive store room. This is done by having a searchable catalogue, and using key words to find relevant documents and artefacts.

Telegram Collectors Day

A recent project with the Science Museum has involved us going out and about in the local community to collect copies of people’s telegrams. John Wallis is our volunteer Telegram collector and liaise for the project, and last Thursday we were out collecting telegrams at Falmouth Library. Here is a photo of John and myself

And if you didn’t know…

In 2013 the museum’s archive collection was moved into a dedicated, state-of-the-art archive store. The new building also houses an office for the Collections Team, a digitisation suite, a decontamination room, and a brand new archive search room. Here’s a photo from our private launch earlier this year.

Getting Involved

We are always keen to encourage new and existing volunteers to work with the museum’s archive collection. There are many different types of project from physically cleaning and repackaging documents and artefacts to updating records and databases. Our projects allow volunteers a unique opportunity to learn new skills and work first hand with historic materials


Hello, my name is Eleanor Mills (Left) and I am Collections Management Assistant at Porthcurno Telegraph Museum. I’m pictured with Charlotte Dando (right) Collections Manager in our brand new archive store. I would like to welcome you to our blog which will contain information about our archive, stored and display collections at the museum, as

Porthcurno archive closes before big move

As part of the museum’s development project, the Porthcurno archive and search room will shortly be moving from its current location in the main museum building, Eastern House, to a new purpose-built facility. Due to this, the search room and archive is now closed to public visits and enquiries whilst we relocate the archive. We

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