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Five main reasons why Museums in Cornwall matter

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

A snapshot of the past

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

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.

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