Archive Centre

explore a unique history

The Wilshaw Building at PK Porthcurno houses the business archive of Cable & Wireless, with its roots dating back to 1870 and the laying of the first underwater cable out of Porthcurno.

The museum’s enviable archive includes thousands of unique records from Porthcurno’s lasting communication legacy, including detailed staff records dating back to the first telegraph companies.

How to book

Email archive@pkporthcurno.com to enquire about availability. Please include:

  • Your preferred dates for visiting
  • Your area of research

Please allow four working days for a response. You will be contacted regarding availability and asked to confirm the date of your visit.

Your booking will be confirmed by email and you will be sent guidelines for using the Search Room. Be sure to read this carefully before you arrive. Please give us as much advanced notice as possible if you need to cancel your visit.

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