Our museums are facing challenging times. Local and national governments are making tough decisions about funding, and we want to show them how much museums matter in Cornwall by celebrating the public support for our wonderful cultural institutions. Take a look at this video and infographic from our friends at Cornwall Museums Partnership which details
We thought you may like to see some of the images 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. Over the coming months we will be updating our blog regularly with interesting finds, so make
We’ve been open a whole year since our redevelopment, and to mark the occasion we had a little Birthday celebration in the presence of HRH The Earl of Wessex. We were delighted to be joined by HRH The Earl of Wessex on the 16th September, who enjoyed a guided around the Museum’s new exhibits. Lead
The Telegraph Museum Porthcurno has begun a three year project to digitise 60% of the photograph collection that forms part of the designated Cable and Wireless Business Archive. As one of the partner museums in the Cornwall Museums Partnership, we have received funding from Arts Council England to improve the access to this rich historical
A celebration day at the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno on Saturday 18th April will showcase creative work from students of four local schools exploring how Cornish families were affected by the First World War. This follows on from a very successful day at Penlee House Museum where the public were impressed and entertained by the World
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.
International artist Emilia Telese presents the UK premiere of her Cornwall-based short art film Life Begins at Land’s End followed by the world premiere of her follow-up piece Life Has Begin at Land’s End at a special public screening this Saturday 26th April from 6pm. Shot on Porthcurno beach in 2013, Life Begins at Land’s