PK Porthcurno, Museum of Global Communications has won the ‘Collaboration Award’ at the Cornwall Heritage Awards 2023 for their Cornish Caretakers Schools Tour in partnership with Edward Rowe ‘A Message to PK Porthcurno’, which has now reached over 10,000 children.
Many will remember with great fondness Albert Lorens, who sadly passed away in early January at the age of 101. Albert had been a valued volunteer at Porthcurno since the early days of the museum and was always happy maintaining our working machinery.
PK Porthcurno’s second schools tour of our Cornish Caretakers show ‘A Message to PK Porthcurno’ has just finished and we have a brilliant new blog by Emily Harrison who starred alongside Edward Rowe (Kernow King) in this unique story of global communications…
A deep-dive into our new, brightly coloured, and accessible undersea telegraph cable in our museum. Designed and developed by Sophie Bellec.
PK Porthcurno in West Cornwall won two gold awards at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2022 held at Truro Cathedral on Thursday 17th November.
Through the blustery month of October, I undertook the Dip a Day fundraiser to support the amazing charity, Surfers Against Sewage.
PK Porthcurno, Museum of Global Communications has won ‘Best Family Engagement Team’ in the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award 2022.
Following the announcement from Buckingham Palace, PK will be closed on September 19 for the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Due to swallows nesting in our escape stairs, the museum tunnels have been closed to the public. We’re happy to update you that the brood has left the nest and the Escape Stairs have reopened. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused during your visit.
Porthcurno’s beauty makes it one of the most popular beaches for visitors in Cornwall, unfortunately, it can also be one of the worst affected by littering, particularly after busy bank holiday weekends!
We have temporarily closed our escape stairs in the museum tunnels to the public. We have swallows nesting there who are currently raising their young. Swallow chicks leave the nest around 18 to 23 days after hatching, so just a few weeks before we can reopen them again. We apologise for any inconvenience this may
Ed Rowe, the Kernow King, shares his experiences of bringing our Cornish Caretakers show to schools and classrooms around Cornwall.