Exhibitions and Events

Going Underground new exhibition for 2019 at the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, showing a digitised image of archive source, letter dated July 6th 1939 on the subject of protecting the Telegraph Station from World War Two threats.Collections & archive

Going Underground

New Exhibition for 2019 A collaborative project between Telegraph Museum Porthcurno and Geevor Tin Mine has created a unique presentation of sights, sounds and original archive material. The exhibition follows the building of the World War Two tunnels in Porthcurno. It uses letters and photographs from the time of construction, sourced from the Telegraph Museum

Photograph of Mr D Bradbury, Aden 1949 with wireless listening equipment to promote new exhibition I Spy: The Secret Listeners at Telegraph Museum Porthcurno.Exhibition

I Spy: The Secret Listeners

New exhibition for 2019 From 1st April find out about the role of the telegraph system in maintaining wartime secrecy, how it was used to spy on and intercept messages, at home and abroad, and how the Eastern Telegraph Company spied on Marconi’s early wireless tests. Cable vs Wireless Before the merger and creation of

Combination of smaller photographs showing museum staff at Quay Fair Day, Golowan 2019.Exhibition

Telegraph Museum on the Prom

Team Effort Staff and volunteers braved the crowds on Sunday to bring magic and morse code to Quay Fair Day, part of the Golowan celebrations in Penzance. The ‘Kids on the Prom’ is event is a favourite for local and visiting families and the museum presented activities exploring hidden messages and methods of communication. Spies

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PK 150+1

2020 is the 150th anniversary of Porthcurno’s role as the centre of the world’s first modern communications network.

Exhibition

Lego Investigator

See our specially commissioned scale-model of the historic Cableship Investigator, created by famous Lego designers Warren Elsmore Studio.

Digital

1870: The Year We Made Contact

Our Latest Video on YouTube 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. Have a watch, and visit our YouTube channel!

Digital

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


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Vintage illustration of ship on the Cornish coast and transatlantic cable line being laid by workersComing Soon

The Red Sea Line

This exhibition explores the cutting-edge Victorian technology which made possible the first telegraph cable in 1870.

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PK 150+1

2020 is the 150th anniversary of Porthcurno’s role as the centre of the world’s first modern communications network.

Large roll of communications cableComing Soon

Morgy The Giant Squid

Visit our museum gardens to meet Morgy, an interactive sound-experience which brings people together and explores ideas of human connectedness.

Vintage illustration of tall ships on Cornish coastlineComing Soon

Tall Ship Event

Join us on June 10th for a spectacular re-enactment of the 1870 cable landing, including the arrival of the tall ship ‘Pelican of London’ at Porthcurno.

View of the Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, CornwallComing Soon

The Valley – Theatre Production

Working with the Minack Theatre, we have commissioned a new play from playwright David Lane which draws on the history of the Porthcurno Valley as a hub of global communication. The play will be presented on the Minack stage.

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