Citizen Curator Explores Medicine at the College Citizen Curator Susan Kersley brings her knowledge of medical matters to an exploration of the medical issues encountered in Porthcurno during the years of the engineering college in a video. It can be found on our YouTube channel. A unique exploration into an aspect of Porthcurno’s history, the
The Development of the Telephone Box
New Videos on the Museum’s YouTube Channel Communications are all around us and have revolutionised our lives. In our mini-series on classic public communication on the street, we look at the development of the iconic British telephone box. And in a supplemental video, we take a little look at the curious meeting between the
Latest PK Videos on YouTube
Pillar Boxes, Telephone Boxes, and a Little Talk & Tea It has been an active month on the museum’s YouTube channel, with seven videos being uploaded in only three weeks. These videos include ‘Talk & Tea’, created for an exhibition in our tunnels. Between January to March 2019 pupils from St Buryan Academy Primary School
Citizen Curator Video: Once Upon a Time
Citizen Curator Lucy Coyne’s Video Now Showing! Lucy Coyne’s video – the result of her involvement in the Citizen Curators programme – focuses on the impact of the cable station and engineering college in Porthcurno on local people. It is a video full of interviews and stories. Find out about milk-bottle throwing and little boy
A Classic British Icon – the Red Telephone Box
Our Latest Video is on YouTube As part of our mini-series on classic public communication on the street, our latest video looks at the red telephone box, an icon of British design recognised across the world. We focus on the ‘K2’, which is recreated in the video using Blender software (that thumbnail image of a
Citizen Curators Present . . .
Our Citizen Curator Tiffany Coates’ Video Inside our collections, there is a mysterious object: a digeridoo! Follow Tiffany Coates as she attempts to uncover the secret of how it came to be in Porthcurno, and what a close examination of it can reveal! Watch the video, ‘A PK Mystery: the Digeridoo’ to learn more!
Communication On the Street – New Video
Our Latest Video is About the Humble Police Box We have a new video on our YouTube channel, called ‘The Police Box – classic public communication on the street’. It is part of a short series on communication before the wide-spread use of the telephone. If you needed the police but the local station was
150 for the 150th
This week, the museum’s YouTube channel reached the significant milestone of 150 subscribers to time for the 150th anniversary of the final splice (8th June, 1870) of the Cable to India!
The Museum is Closed for Now, But Not Online! Due to COVID-19, our museum is closed to the public. But this doesn’t mean it’s closed online. There are our Twitter and Facebook pages, where news and informative goodies can be found, such as ‘Cable-ship of the Week’, and infographics charting the timelines of submarine cable
1870: The Year We Made Contact
In 1870, the cable to India was laid. But it wasn’t the only thing to happen that year. Our latest video explores the events of 1870, a year that brought the modern world closer.