For our Kids In Museums Takeover Day students from Exeter University, took over our engagement team and delivered a climate themed workshop for King Charles Primary School in Falmouth.
PK Porthcurno’s Young Curator, Maeve Cushla, shares her experience and tips for photographing the fascinating world of Fungi!
Tales as old as time, ghosts stories have been around for centuries, we share with some of our own from Porthcurno to out at sea.
PK Porthcurno’s Young Curator, Maeve Cushla, shares images and findings of Planet PK’s Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) beach clean.
The history of the Second World War is one rich in stories and those of cableships are no less courageous and hazardous than those of warships. Learn about a ‘friendly’ fire incident with the cableship Monarch.
Discover the history of cableships from the early ships repurposed to lay the first telegraph cables across the Atlantic, to the development of purpose built cableships that lay and repair fibre optic cables today.
Young Curator Maeve Cushla diverts our attention away from the sea and beach of Porthcurno and deep into the woodland that surrounds the valley.
Our cableship blog series continues with this account from the Second World War. In 1943, cable repair ship, Lady Denison-Pender, is escorted on hazardous duties by an armed convoy, in what is to be a very close call with a U-boat wolf-pack near the Spanish Sahara.
Duncan Mackenzie explores the fateful story of the cableship Grappler which got caught in the pyroclastic flow of the Mont Pelée volcano eruption of 1902. Part of our cableship blog series.
Duncan Mackenzie continues his cableship blog series with a story about the British cableship Colonia being fired upon by the US Navy in 1920!
Our Young Curator Maeve Cushla shares images and the findings of Planet PK’s beach clean with Cornwall AONB.
Our Digital Collections Officer, Duncan Mackenzie, looks at the cable ship the Mackay-Bennett and it’s role in recovering the deceased from the Titanic.